Tampering with Art 35A would nullify JK’s accession to Union: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday warned that any tampering with Jammu and Kashmir’s special status would “undermine and nullify” the state’s accession to the Union, saying the consequences of such a decision would be something the country had not witnessed since 1947.

The former Chief Minister expressed hope that the Supreme Court, which is likely to hear petitions on Article 35A this week, will consider that the provision is a bridge between the State and country.

She also asked the Centre “not to play with fire by tampering” with the Article 35A, saying if it is done “the consequences would be such that the people who bear the flag of India would perhaps not be able to do so”.