Article 35-A: Shutdown, protests in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir
Protests were held amid a complete shutdown in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday against any attempt to abrogate Article 35-A, which bars outsiders from buying land in the state.

Reports said that shutdown is being observed in Banihal, Khari and Gool areas of the district.

Shops and other commercial establishments are closed while traffic is off the roads.

Markets in Banihal on the highway and in adjoining villages of Nowgam, Tethar, Chareel Kaskoot and Dooligam are also closed.

In Gool, scores of men held a protest against any move to tinker with the constitutional provision. gk