Two BJP lawmakers support Article 35A, says Mehbooba


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Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, Saturday said that the two BJP lawmakers have raised their voice in defense of Article 35-A.

If it is violated by the central government, it will set the state on fire, she said.

The Supreme Court is hearing a series of petitions on the scrapping of the Article 35-A and also against the scrapping on 27 August.

Mufti took on to Twitter today, saying that the two lawmakers of the BJP, Rajesh Gupta and Dr. Gagan Bhagat have started supporting the ongoing agitation against the scrapping of the Article 35-A that defines the special rights of the “permanent residents” of Jammu and Kashmir.

“Defending the special status of J&K is not confined to a region anymore. People of the state have realized its importance and sanctity. Today I feel relieved that regardless of political views or affliations, we are all on the same page as far as protecting the special status of J&K is concerned,” Mufti added.

In another tweet, she further said that her government was fighting the case legally in court for past two years. “I stood alone in this political battle emphasizing that any dilution of the Article 35 A will set the state on fire,” she tweeted.

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