"Any alteration to article 35A will have serious ramifications. In this situation, it's in the fitness of things that state legislature discusses it," said Nasir Aslam Wani, Senior National Conference leader.
An NGO has challenged the Presidential Order of 1954 and Constitutional validity article 35A on the grounds that it violates fundamental rights of people.
Last week, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought an assurance from him about safeguarding special status of the state. But the Centre has yet to file its response before the Supreme Court.
"This particular development has caused deep disquiet. People are very concerned about this and we did our best to assure them," said Mr Sinha.
Legal experts say while the Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of article 35A way back in 1962 and in subsequent judgements, it is up to state and the central government to defend the case.
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