Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satyapal Malik asked people to wait till Monday or Tuesday, amid heightned speculation that the Centre might repeal Article 34A, which grants exclusive rights to J&K residents in government jobs and land. He asserted that “Whatever will happen will not happen secretly. It will come to parliament and will be discussed.”
Furthermore, he stated that neither the Prime Minister nor the Home Minister has hinted anything about any action in the state.
“Till today, I have no inclination, no information. I have talked to everybody in Delhi and nobody has given me any hint that they will do this or that. Somebody says it is trifurcation, Article 35A, 370. Nobody has discussed these with me, neither Prime Minister nor Home Minister,” Malik added.
The Jammu and Kashmir governor also said the government was not planning to take any “drastic” step concerning the state and blamed ‘some political parties’ for unnecessarily creating panic.
“As far as my knowledge, there is no inclination that something is going to happen here. Everything is normal. Unnecessary panic is being created by people with vested interest and especially by some political parties. Nothing drastic is going to happen,” he said.