There are several indications that something very big is all set to happen in Kashmir valley. A few days before, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has toured Kashmir. This has given rise to the fears that the controversial Article 35 A has been removed. If this happens, the J and K Government will no longer be in a position to decide who is a local and who is a non-local in Kashmir. Till now, using this, the J and K Asembly was deciding whether a person was a permanent resident or not. If this Article 35 A is removed, the attempts to spread separatism and to communalise the politics would receive a death blow.
To ensure that there is no violence when Article 35 A is removed, the Government is mobilising additional troops. These troops are being mobilised at the airports, radio and DD centres, power station, electrical grid, water supply systems, hospitals and defence establishments. The Government has already prepared a list of the trouble makers, politicians and Hurriyat leaders, who could possibly create trouble. But as of now, nothing official has come out. The officials are tight-lipped about the moves.