Rashid Engineer moves resolution in J&K assembly to protect sensitive article 35A

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| Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 20:05
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Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly is all set to witness fireworks after the independent lawmaker Rashid Engineer submitted a resolution to protect Article 35A of the Indian constitution, which prevents rest of Indian citizens from buying immovable property and exercising voting rights in the restive state. Article 35A was included in the constitution by a presidential order in 1954. Under this provision, Indian citizens other than the state subjects of Jammu and Kashmir cannot acquire immovable property or have the voting rights in the restive state.

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