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Home Ministry seeks report on J&K High Court order on Article 370

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The Home Ministry on Monday sought a report from the Jammu and Kashmir government on the state High Court’s order that Article 370, which grants special status to the state, is beyond amendment, repeal or abrogation. In a communication, the Home Ministry sought a copy of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court order from the state government as early as possible, explaining the grounds in which the order was issued, official sources said. The state law department is expected to forward the copy of the High Court ruling to the central government. Jammu and Kashmir High Court has ruled that Article 370, has assumed place of permanence in the Constitution and the feature is beyond amendment, repeal or abrogation. The …

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Article 370 is permanent, can’t be abrogated, repealed or amended: J&K High Court

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Jammu and Kashmir High Court has ruled that Article 370, granting special status to the state, has assumed place of permanence in the Constitution and the feature is beyond amendment, repeal or abrogation. The Court also said that Article 35A gives “protection” to existing laws in force in the State. “Article 370 though titled as ‘Temporary Provision’ and included in Para XXI titled ‘Temporary, Transitional and Special Provisions’ has assumed place of permanence in the Constitution,” a division bench of justices Hasnain Masoodi and Janak Raj Kotwal ruled in a 60-page judgement. “It is beyond amendment, repeal or abrogation, in as much as Constituent Assembly of the State before its dissolution did not recommend its Amendment or repeal,” the bench …

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Will work towards removing Art. 370 when we’ve enough numbers in Parliament: BJP

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BJP today said that the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution continues to be part of the party’s core ideology and it will work in that direction whenever it garners the required numbers in Parliament. “As far as the abrogation of Article 370 is concerned, it continues to be part of the core ideology of BJP but right now we don’t have enough numbers in Parliament to do away with it, but in future when we have the required numbers we will work towards its removal,” BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra told reporters here today. Repealing Article 370, which grants special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, would require a two-third majority in Parliament as the Constitution …

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No mention of ‘special status’ to J&K, Article 370 provides for “temporary provisions”: Govt

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The Constitution has “no mention” of ‘special status to Jammu and Kashmir’ and Article 370 provides for “temporary provisions” with respect to it, government today said while making it clear that the present dispensation cannot tamper with it because of lack of numbers. Making this statement in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Home HP Chaudhary said in a written reply that in view of this, the question of scrapping the “special status” of Jammu and Kashmir “does not arise”. Replying to supplementaries, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said dilution or abrogation of the Article needs amendment to the Constitution and “we (NDA government) do not have numbers in the House”. He said government will take into …

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Article 370 is related to our heart, have not left or sidelined: BJP

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Amid reports that the BJP may soften its stand on scrapping Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, the party today said it has not left the core issue “which is related to its heart” but BJP is going to Assembly polls on local issues of development and corruption. “The issue (Article 370) is related to our heart. We have not left or sidelined any issue. Article 370 is an issue which is important for the whole nation and not only for J&K, but our focus is to provide a Government which is corruption free, nepotism free and development oriented,” BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain told reporters. Mr Hussain said the State will witness “surprising results” in the Assembly polls. “There is …

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Article 370 should not be raked up during polls: Rajnath

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Calling the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution a national issue, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that the matter is debatable and should not be raked up during Assembly elections for vote bank politics. “It (Article 370) is (a) national issue. It is debatable. BJP’s stand on it is clear. There is no need to rake up this issue during Assembly polls…,” Singh told a public meeting in remote Paddar belt of Kishtwar district. Singh, who is on a campaign trail in support of his party candidates Sunil Sharma in Kishtwar Assembly seat and Daleep Kumar in Bhaderwah, asked political parties not to rake it up during Assembly elections for vote bank politics. The Union Home Minister …

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Article 370 not dumped, very much alive in BJP’s manifesto: Jitendra Singh

Union Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh today said Article 370 is ‘very much alive’ in the manifesto of the BJP. “Article 370 has not been dumped and it is a very much alive in the manifesto of the party and will be an important issue in the upcoming Assembly elections,” Dr Singh told reporters after attending BJP’s core working committee meeting here.     Though the Union Minister did not clear the dust over abrogation of the Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir but hinted that it will be an important subject and on priority in the Assembly elections. Dr Singh on May 27 this year after assuming the charge raked up a controversy by asserting that …

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Modi wants to abrogate Article 370 and destroy J&K’s Special Status: Farooq Abdullah

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Accusing Narendra Modi of wanting to spark another partition in the country, Union Minister and National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah today said the remarks made by a BJP leader that all opponents of his party’s prime ministerial candidate are Pakistan supporters, reflects the poison and venom that dictates the policies of the saffron party. Addressing a public meeting at Chadoora in central Kashmir district of Budgam, Dr Abdullah said that Mr Modi had an agenda of destruction and division and wanted to spark another partition in the country. BJP had made it amply clear in its manifesto that the party wanted a Uniform Civil Code in the country and this obviously implies that saffron party wants to banish the …

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Triggering a debate on the special status to J&K will only help extremists: Antony

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Holding that BJP’s manifesto revealed its “communal agenda”, Congress leader and Defence Minister A K Antony today said the saffron party’s stand on special status to Jammu and Kashmir was a matter of serious concern. “The BJP is manifesto is nothing but its communal agenda wrapped in colourful paper. It is a threat to the unity and integrity of the country,” he told reporters here before setting out for campaign. He said the BJP’s move to re-open debate on Article 370 was “fraught with dangerous consequences” which would only help extremists and divisive elements. “It is particularly a cause for worry when India is keenly watching the outcome of elections in Afghanistan. If anti-India forces come to power there, it …

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Any attempt to alter Article 370 would be detrimental to the relations between J&K and India: Rather

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Asserting that Article 370 of the Constitution of India governs the relationship between State and the Union of India, Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Abdul Rahim Rather, has cautioned that any attempt to alter it, unilaterally, shall have disastrous consequences. He said it was after 5 months long deliberations from 16th May 1949 to October 1949 between the State representatives headed by Sher-i-Kashmir, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah and the Central team headed by Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru that this Article was conceptualized. The matter was then discussed elaborately in the Constituent Assembly of India and it was after long debate and discussion that Article 370 came into existence. Addressing a public gathering, after laying foundation stone of Government High School, …

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