Cong, NC misleading people of Jammu over Article 35A: Jitendra

JAMMU: Union Minister Jitendra Singh today accused the Congress and the National Conference (NC) of misleading the people of Jammu region over Article 35A, and claimed that scrapping it would have no impact on job opportunities for local youth.

A debate over continuing the constitutional provision has picked up in recent months, after several pleas were filed in the Supreme Court challenging the validity of Article 35A, which permits only the subjects of Jammu and Kashmir to buy property in the State..

“The matter (Article 35A) is sub-judice… However, I have no hesitation in saying that Congress and NC do not want equal rights to the women. They opposed the Triple Talaq (bill) in parliament and are also opposing equal rights over property to the women in the State,” the Union Minister told reporters at the sidelines of a function here. (AGENCIES)