Omar Abdullah demands CBI probe into 'fake orders' that led to speculations in Kashmir about scrapping of Article 35A

  • National Conference leader Omar Abdullah demanded a CBI inquiry into 'fake orders' which had fuelled speculations that the Centre might scrap Article 35A.

  • Reacting to Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik's statement, Abdullah said that a sound byte was not enough to address the 'serious matter.'

  • Article 35A grants special rights of residency and jobs to people residing in Jammu and Kashmir.

Srinagar: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Tuesday demanded a CBI inquiry into the "fake orders" that had surfaced on social media over the past few days, leading to speculation that the Centre might be moving to scrap Article 35A of the Constitution, which provides special rights of residency and jobs to the people of Jammu and Kashmir in the state.

The former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir said that since fake orders were circulated under the signature of senior officials, a sound byte was not enough to dismiss the rumours.

He was reacting to Governor Satya Pal Malik's assertion that the orders that have appeared on the social media were not valid.

"A lot of rumours are spread here, do not pay any heed to them. Everything is fine, everything is normal," Governor Malik said when asked about the slew of orders appearing on social media about the possibility of a prolonged law and order situation in Kashmir Valley.

Updated Date: Jul 30, 2019 16:48:23 IST