12 Aug '18, 3am

Situation would be difficult to control if Article 35-A tinkered with: Farooq Abdullah

Situation would be difficult to control if Article 35-A tinkered with: Farooq Abdullah

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah today said he will fight for Article 35-A until his death, warning that the fallout of any tinkering with the Constitutional provision would be difficult to control. Article 35-A, which gives special rights and privileges to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, is currently facing a legal challenge in the Supreme Court. "I will fight against them till I go down in my grave," Abdullah said, adding that "they only remember Kashmir and not Himachal (Pradesh), Arunachal (Pradesh) and Nagaland", which also enjoy the special position. Asked how he sees the situation in Kashmir if the Article 35-A is tinkered with, he said, "You will see the situation yourselves, Delhi will also then see it and it will be very difficult for them to control it". Abdullah, who is also the Member of Parliament form Srinagar constituency, however, sought to d...

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