Situation in J&K will be worse than Arunachal Pradesh if Article 35 A is interfered: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar: Warning that Jammu and Kashmir might find itself in a situation that is worse than what Arunachal Pradesh is presently facing, if the Centre interferes with Article 35 A of the Constitution, former chief minister and National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah on Monday said, “You keep threatening us with article 35 A. Look at what is happening in Arunachal Pradesh now where there is no militancy. They have interfered with their Permanent Residence Certificate (PRC) as we have. See what is now happening there.”

Article 35 A gives special rights and privileges to people in Jammu and Kashmir.

As reported by NDTV, Omar Abdullah asked the government to hold elections in J&K and let people take the decision. The new government will itself work towards safeguarding Article 35A, he said.

Protesting state’s decision to grant permanent resident certificates (PRC) to non-Arunachali citizens, violence broke out Arunachal Pradesh’s capital Itanagar on Friday during a 48-hour strike.

Omar Abdullah said, “Our people are being attacked every day. The scale has gone down a bit. PM Modi should ask Bajrang Dal and others to stop these attacks against Kashmiris.”