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The apex court had on August 31 deferred till January the hearing on the pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35 A, which provides special rights and privileges to natives of J-K.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the state government's counsel to take instruction on the issue and posted the matter for further hearing on January 22.
The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the Congress said Wednesday it would contest the upcoming urban local bodies and panchayat polls in the state.
The JD(U) leader said people were very happy that the polls were taking place after a very long time.
The polls would be held through ballot and migrant Kashmiri Pandits can also vote through postal ballots, the CEO said.
The meeting was called by NC president Farooq Abdullah at his residence in Gupkar area of the city.
The Congress will announce its decision on participation in these elections at a press conference here late
Article 35-A row: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah warns of boycotting Lok Sabha, Assembly polls
The NC has already announced that it would not participate in the municipal and panchayat polls scheduled in October-December.
The Governor administration has announced holding of 4-phase municipal and 8-phase panchayat polls in the state from October to December.
His remarks on Kashmir come at a time the Supreme Court is hearing pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35-A of the Constitution.
Article 35-A row: People's Democratic Party criticises Additional Solicitor General's stand in Supreme Court
Article 35-A, which was incorporated in the Constitution by a 1954 Presidential Order, accords special rights and privileges to the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir.
Business and other activities also resumed in the twin central Kashmir districts of Budgam and Ganderbal.
The mainstream political parties, Congress and Kashmir-based legislators and parties, lawyers, civil society groups and traders are now talking about safeguarding Article 35-A.
The political parties in the State have shown urgency to join hands to safeguard Article 35-A, which grants special rights and privileges to J&K citizens.
Farooq Abdullah warns of severe consequences than 2008 Amarnath land agitation if Article 35-A abrogated
Separatists call shutdown in Kashmir on Aug 12 against abrogation of Article 35-A