After Poll boycott, Farooq to contest Lok Sabha, Assembly Elections

Abdullah also promised to stop terrorism in the region and appealed to Pakistan to stop aiding and abetting terrorism.

Saima Siddiqui

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Published on 7 Jan 2019 8:51 AM GMT

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Srinagar: The former Chief Minister of the Jammu and Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah, on Sunday has announced to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha and the assembly elections in the state, after boycotting Municipal and Panchayat Polls.

The National Conference chief seemed very positive of his victory in the upcoming elections and said that his party will win these elections.

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Abdullah also promised to stop terrorism in the region and appealed to Pakistan to stop aiding and abetting terrorism.

While addressing a press conference, Abdullah told media, "It (Article 35A) is sub-judice. In Parliament and assembly elections, we will (take part) and will win also."

It is to be mentioned that on the issue of article 35A, the civic polls were held in the state, in four phases, from October 8-16.

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What is Article 35A?

Article 35A of the Indian Constitution is an article that empowers the Jammu and Kashmir state's legislature to define “permanent residents” of the state and provide special rights and privileges to those permanent residents.

Article 35A was added to the Constitution through a Presidential Order, i.e., The Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954 - issued by the President of India on May 14, 1954.

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