Article 35A: News

31 Dec 2019


Kashmir: SMS service to be restored from Dec 31 midnight

The Center has decided to restore the Short Messaging Service (SMS) in the Kashmir Valley from the midnight of December 31, nearly five months after its suspension since August.

08 Aug 2019

Narendra Modi

Over 50 film titles related to Article 370 scrapping registered

On August 5, the Centre revoked Article 370, removing special status of J&K, and splitting the state into two Union Territories.

05 Aug 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

#NewsBytesExplainer: Article 370 scrapped. How will things change in J&K?

Keeping up with one of its core ideologies, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday scrapped Article 370 of Indian Constitution, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

05 Aug 2019


J&K: Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti put under house arrest

Amid growing uncertainty in Jammu and Kashmir, the government in a late-night move put former Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti as well as Sajad Lone under house arrest.

03 Aug 2019

Indian Army

#NewsBytesExplainer: What are Articles 370 and 35A of Indian Constitution

Jammu and Kashmir is on the edge. Indian Army said Pakistan Army-backed terrorists are looking to infiltrate the valley and disrupt peace. Soon, the state government led by Governor Satya Pal Malik asked tourists to head home.

27 Jul 2019


Center rushes 10,000 troops to J&K to strengthen counter-insurgency operations

In a bid to strengthen counter-insurgency operations and law and order duties in Jammu & Kashmir, the Center is rushing an additional 10,000 central forces troops amid speculations about the scrapping of Article 35A.

18 Jun 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

VHP to discuss Ram Temple, Article 370 at important meet

An important meeting of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is scheduled for Wednesday-Thursday in Haridwar and the Hindu right-wing organization is expected to discuss the Ram Temple issue.

Crackdown on separatists continue as Yasin Malik, Jamaat leaders, detained

In a late night raid in Jammu and Kashmir, police detained separatist leader Yasin Malik from his Srinagar residence on Friday.

19 Feb 2019


What is Article 370? Here's all you need to know

Following the deadly terror attack in Jammu & Kashmir's Pulwama on 14 February in which 40 CRPF personnel were martyred, demands for scrapping Article 370 of the Indian Constitution have intensified.

Polling underway for third phase of municipal polls in J&K

Polling began today for the third and penultimate phase of municipal elections in Jammu and Kashmir to seal the fate of 365 candidates in the fray across the state.

J&K: Violence incidents down, security-forces prepared for polls, says Rajnath

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today incidents of violence in Jammu and Kashmir have gone down and asserted that security forces were fully prepared to get the urban local body (ULB) polls conducted in the state.

J&K: 2 shot dead, 1 injured ahead of local polls

Militants today shot dead two National Conference workers and injured an office bearer by firing at them from close range in Karfali Mohalla, Srinagar.

J&K: Panchayat polls to begin from November 17

Panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir will be held in nine phases beginning November 17, the state's Chief Electoral Officer Shaleen Kabra said today.

16 Sep 2018


India will face another partition in 2047: BJP's Giriraj Singh

Bharatiya Janata Party member and Union minister, Giriraj Singh once again does what he's good at- releasing controversial statements.

06 Sep 2018


Protect Article 35A or we'll boycott J&K local elections: Farooq

The Jammu & Kashmir National Conference will boycott the local body and Panchayat elections in the state unless the Center takes effective steps for protecting Article 35A of the Constitution, which is facing a legal challenge in the Supreme Court, Party President Farooq Abdullah said yesterday.

05 Sep 2018


Ajit Doval sparks controversy by calling J&K Constitution an "aberration"

With petitions pending in the Supreme Court against Article 35A, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has sparked controversy by calling the J&K Constitution an "aberration" in the constitutional scheme of India.

SC defers hearing of plea challenging Article 35A to January

On Friday, the Supreme Court adjourned a hearing challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35A again, and deferred the hearing to January next year.

Protests to save Article 35A disrupts life in Kashmir valley

Life in Kashmir came to a standstill today due to a shutdown called by separatists against a PIL in the Supreme Court on the validity of Article 35A, which bars people from outside J&K from acquiring any immovable property in the state.

National Conference's OBC cell holds protest in support of Article-35A

The National Conference's OBC cell today took out a march in Jammu in support of Article 35A, describing it as a constitutional guarantee to the distinct identity of people of J&K.

Article 35A: SC defers hearing as Kashmir goes into shutdown

The SC has adjourned its scheduled hearing on Article 35A to the last week of August as protests continued to rock Kashmir.

05 Aug 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Article 35A: Amarnath Yatra suspended amid protests before SC hearing

The Amarnath Yatra has been suspended for two days as separatists called for a two-day shutdown in Kashmir over the upcoming SC hearing on Article 35A.

Article 370 has become permanent, cannot be abrogated: SC

Article 370 has acquired permanent status due to its years of existence, and hence its abrogation is impossible, the SC has said.

31 Oct 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

Omar Abdullah: Autonomy has to be taken from Indian Constitution

National conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah toughened his party's stance about J&K's special status saying that constitution guarantees autonomy to J&K. So, if talking about that is "anti-national," he "wears the badge proudly."

J&K's separatists warn "mass agitation" if Article 35A is changed

Separatists in J&K have threatened another round of agitations against the Mehbooba Mufti-led government if the State Subject Law under Article 35 A of the Indian Constitution is tinkered with.

30 Oct 2017


Aadhaar, 35A, BCCI and more: Significant day for the SC

The SC has had a year of landmark judgements. In 2017, it abolished the widely criticized triple talaq practice and declared the right to privacy is fundamental.

12 Sep 2017


Rajnath Singh to J&K: Centre won't go against your wishes

Union HM Rajnath Singh, who is on a four-day official visit to J&K, said that the Centre's BJP-led government will respect the wishes of J&K's population regarding the debate surrounding Articles 35A and 370.

11 Aug 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

BJP: Time to "say goodbye to Article 370" in J&K

The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) unit of the BJP said it's time for the state to "say goodbye to Article 370 and ask the Government of India to revoke Article 35 A."