The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a PIL challenging the validity of the Article 35-A tomorrow.
Militants today opened fire on a police team near an election meeting venue of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in poll-bound Anantnag district in south Kashmir and fled from the scene, police said.
"The core group has authorised party president Mehbooba to take whatever decision on it (government formation)," PDP leader Naeem Akhtar said after the marathon 5-hour meeting of the party's core group.
Mehboobs Mufti's name was doing the rounds as much of the credit to Sayeed's electoral success is given to her, who has mobilised and organised cadre for the party and is known as a hard bargainer. Her bargaining prowess came to the fore after the Assembly elections in 2015 threw up a hung verdict.
Both parties have ironed out a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) for Jammu and Kashmir. However, it needs to be seen if both the parties will be able to sell the alliance to their respective constituencies as 'a win-win deal'.
Both the PDP and BJP may require outside support to form the government. While the PDP is confident of forming the government, the BJP believes that the next chief minister will be from their party.
The opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) today said the Union ministers should make efforts to improve situation in Kashmir rather than blaming the intelligence agencies for running the show in the valley.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said that full security will be provided to the members of the state's first girl band if they wanted to pursue their music career.