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On July 29, former chief minister Farooq Abdullah while addressing a public gathering asserted that any attempts made to assault Article 35A would be opposed by the NC.
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) politician Mio Sugita, an ally of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, sparked protests over an article she wrote in July questioning spending taxpayers' money on LGBT couples.
The apex court is already seized of a batch of petitions in the matter, including the one filed by NGO We the Citizens seeking quashing of the article.
The SC is scheduled to hear four Public Interest Litigations challenging Article 35-A's constitutional validity.
Fiddling with Jammu and Kashmir's special status will have catastrophic ramifications: Mehbooba Mufti
Protests by the separatists, business and trade bodies and civil society organisations have rocked the Valley over the past few days against petitions demanding that Article 35A be repealed.
Protests against plea challenging Article 35A continues on third consecutive day in Jammu and Kashmir
The protests took place at several places across Kashmir today, a police official said, adding that the demonstrations remained peaceful.
The zonal system, which can come into force only after Article 371(D) of the Constitution is amended, needs the President’s approval.
Article 35A accords special rights and privileges to the Jammu and Kashmir citizens and denies property rights to a woman who marries a person from outside the state.
The security personnel recovered a country-made carbine machine gun, a double-barrelled gun, two cartridges of 12 bore, seven ammunition of 9 mm pistol, five mobile phones and other articles.
The practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the Dawoodi Bohra community is violative of Articles 21 and 15, the Supreme Court said on Monday.
Separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik on Sunday deliberated on the possible outcome of the court hearing and called for a strike on August 5 and 6.
Article 35A of the constitution deals with the special rights and privileges of permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.
The special edition, designed with a three-dimensional cover page, has a number of scientific articles on Neelakurinji in addition to details on 46 types of kurinji flowers.
Parasaran said Article 25 (2) which throws open public Hindu religious institutions to all classes and sections of society can be applied only to social reforms and it does not apply to religion.
YSRC Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Sai Reddy has demanded that the State government file a petition in the Supreme Court under Article 300 of the Constitution for protecting the interests of the State.