Satya Pal Malik said there was no reason to worry about special status at present.
SRINAGAR: and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday said that while he cannot predict the fate of the state's special status, there was "nothing to worry" about for now. The remark came hours after National Conference leader Omar Abdullah met him to enquire if the centre was planning to make a move in this direction.
"They've gone satisfied. Whatever they expected from me I did. As far as I know, there's no inclination that something's going to happen here. I don't know about tomorrow, that's not in my hands. But till today, there's nothing to worry," he said.
Omar Abdullah told reporters after the meeting that while Mr Malik has assured him that Articles 370 and 35A will not be scrapped, it was the centre that needs to clarify its position on the matter. "He (the Governor) assured us that there was no movement on (repealing) Article 370 or Article 35A or delimitation (of constituencies in the state). However, the Governor is not the final word on Jammu and Kashmir. The Government of India is. So we want to hear from the government in parliament," he said.