A day ahead of Friday’s hearing, Jammu and Kashmir woke up to an isolated road on Thursday using all kinds of transports, educational institutions and business establishments remained closed on a shutdown call by separatists across the state. The Supreme Court on Friday adjourned the hearing petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35-A that provides special status to individuals of this state. The court has recorded the matter for hearing in the next week of January 2019.
Separatists leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik, under the banner of Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), called for a two-day strike as they fear the judgment Bharatiya Janata Party along with its ideological mentor RSS – a controversial right-wing organization will alter the demography of the Valley.
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A three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A M Khanwilkar and Justice D Y Chandrachud, is hearing a few petitions to the topic, such as the one registered by We the Citizens.
There was, which A Request Registered ” We the Citizens, with an NGO, Contended that Article 35A and Article 370 of the Constitution Contrasts among rest of India and the citizens of Kashmir and Jammu.
The NGO required the apex court should term Article 35-A”unconstitutional” because it had been a”temporary supply” that came into effect instantly and wasn’t introduced before Parliament.
Highlights of the news Supreme court’s order on Article 35 A
The Article 35A of the Indian Constitution grants special rights and privileges to the “permanent residents” of Jammu and Kashmir. It was added to the Constitution of India in accordance with the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution. The Article was added through a Presidential order issued by the then President of India Rajendra Prasad on May 14, 1954.
What is article 35 A?
Article 35A of the Indian Constitution is an article that empowers the Jammu and Kashmir state’s legislature to define “permanent residents” of the state and provide special rights and privileges to those permanent residents. It was added to the Constitution through a Presidential Order, i.e., The Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954 – issued by the President of India on 14 May 1954, exercising the powers conferred by the clause of the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, and with the concurrence of the Government of the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
- No person who is not a Permanent Resident of Jammu and Kashmir can own property in Jammu and Kashmir.
- No person who is not a Permanent Resident of Jammu and Kashmir can obtain job within Jammu and Kashmir Government.
- No person who is not a Permanent Resident of Jammu and Kashmir can join any professional college run by government of Jammu and Kashmir or get any form of government aid out of government funds.
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