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Pleas challenging Article 35A aim to create another divisive issue: CPI(M)

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The CPI(M) today alleged that the petitions challenging the validity of Article 35A are meant to create another divisive issue in tune with the of the BJP and the RSS.

Article 35A of the Indian Constitution empowers to define permanent residents of the state and provide them special rights and privileges.

Prakash Karat, former of the CPI(M), alleged that the petitions, which are being heard by a three-member bench of the Supreme Court, are aimed at nullifying the "special status given to Jammu and Kashmir".

He made the remarks in an editorial in the latest edition of party organ 'Peoples' Democracy'.

"The petition challenging Article 35A of the Constitution before the is meant to open up another divisive issue in tune with the espoused by the BJP and the RSS. It has been the long cherished aim of the forces to get people from outside to settle in the state and change its demographic character," Karat alleged.

The is playing with fire. Such disruptive, communal must be defeated, he said.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 20:30 IST