Bandipora, 03 August: Civil society organisations and business and trade bodies today kept up their protests against the petitions in the Supreme Court challenging the validity of Article 35A of the Constitution.
Article 35A, which was incorporated in the Constitution by a 1954 Presidential Order, accords special rights and privileges to the Jammu and Kashmir citizens and denies property rights to a woman who marries a person from outside the state.
About scores of members of Traders Federation Bandipora staged a peaceful sit-in at the Gulshan Chowk in Bandipora District on Friday afternoon.
Eye witnneeses said that scores of protesters assembled at Gulshan Chowk holding placards and banners.
Sohail Malik a local trader said it is a “matter of shock and surprise” that the Supreme Court has admitted the pleas challenging the validity of Article 35A.
He backed the call for a strike on August 5-6 given by the separatists and appealed to the people to make the protests a success.