J&K special status: Article 35-A hearing in SC today, Valley shuts, Kargil religious body joins strike

J&K special status: The shutdown call was given by separatists to protest against petitions seeking scrapping of Article 35-A. They have also called for a complete shutdown on Monday, the day of the hearing.

A day ahead of a Supreme Court hearing on petitions against Article 35-A, Kashmir on Sunday observed an unprecedented shutdown against any tampering with the legislation that guarantees special constitutional rights to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

The shutdown call was given by separatists to protest against petitions seeking scrapping of Article 35-A.

They have also called for a complete shutdown on Monday, the day of the hearing.
A top religious body of Kargil, Jamiat Ulami Asna Asharia, also backed the shutdown call, asking people in the Ladakh district to observe it in support of Article 35-A.