Srinagar: Referring to the reports of two of BJP MLAs from Jammu region coming out in support of Article 35-A, former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today said defending the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was not confined to a particular region or party anymore. She claimed that the people of the state have realised the importance and sanctity of Article 35-A.
It must be noted that the said article is facing a legal challenge in the Supreme Court.
Welcoming the support by BJP MLAs Mehbooba tweeted “Heartening to know that two MLAs from BJP, Rajesh Gupta followed by Dr Gagan (Bhagat), have raised their voice in defence of Article 35-A. Defending the special status of J-K is not confined to a region or religion anymore. People of the state have realised its importance & (and) sanctity.”
She added, “Today I feel relieved that regardless of political views or affiliations, we are all on the same page as far as protecting the special status of J-K is concerned.”