In a major setback for the central government, the latest input from the intelligence agencies hints that they may be looking at some kind of “revolt” in the police ranks along with massive unrest in Jammu and Kashmir if the Supreme Court passes an adverse order on Article 35A of the Constitution.
The order is likely on Monday itself.
It need be mentioned that the apex court will hear a petition challenging the constitutional validity of the presidential order of 1954.
This order defines “permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir”and bars non-locals from buying and owning land in the state.
The intel warning, if true and valid, is crucial in that the Jammu and Kashmir police are on the forefront in the fight against terrorists, pro-separatists protests and stone-throwing in the valley.
The petition has been filed by a non-government organisation with the backing of right wing groups.
The petition goes on to challenge Article 35A on grounds that it violates fundamental rights of citizens of India including the right to own property and the right to reside and settle in any part of the country.>