You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

Cong, NC misleading people of Jammu over Article 35A: Jitendra Singh

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Singh today accused the and the National Conference (NC) of misleading the people of region over Article 35A, and claimed that scrapping it would have no impact on job opportunities for local youth.

A debate over continuing the constitutional provision has picked up in recent months, after several pleas were filed in the challenging the validity of Article 35A, which permits only the subjects of and Kashmir to buy property in the state.

On August 6, the court said a three-judge bench would decide whether the pleas should be referred to a five-judge bench for examining the larger issue of alleged violation of the doctrine of basic structure of the

"The matter (Article 35A) is sub-judice... However, I have no hesitation in saying that and NC do not want equal rights to the women. They opposed the Triple Talaq (bill) in parliament and are also opposing equal rights over property to the women in the state.

"They are misleading the people by saying that they will lose their business and jobs to outsiders if Article 35A of the is scrapped. It is a misconception. Had it been so, every state would have demanded safeguards. Service rules govern the recruitment policy," the told reporters at the sidelines of a function here.

Accusing the and the NC of having double standards, Singh alleged that while in their leaders follow BJP in saying that is an integral part of and praise Maharaja - the last Dogra king, but when in Kashmir they "toe the separatist line" and talk about so called honouring people's aspirations of having dialogue with

"This nation belongs to the youth and there is no place for double standards," he said.

About the eviction of illegally-settled Rohingyas from Jammu, he said the BJP will not only ensure their deportation but would also investigate the motive behind their settlement here.

"The issue of illegal settlement of nationals in was pending for the last 35 years... The BJP took the initiative and solved the problem. Likewise, the Rohingyas will be deported from here," Singh said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 19:30 IST