Tinkering with Art 35A would undermine basic structure of Constitution: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti today said the deferment of hearing on the plea challenging the Constitutional validity of the Article 35A in the Supreme Court has given only an interim relief to the State’s natives.
She made the remarks observing that the sanctity of the Constitutional provision must be preserved as there has been a consensus on it across the political spectrum.
“Even though the deferment of hearing on Article 35A is not a solution, it has brought an interim relief to the people of J&K. But with uncertainty looming over its status, it has unleashed a wave of anxiety and panic among the people,” Mehbooba said in a series of tweets.
The former Chief Minister said the Constitution of India is the supreme law of the country and it has conferred special status to J&K.
“Any attempt to fiddle with it will amount to violating its basic structure,” she added. (AGENCIES)