IOK Bar team set to defend Article 35-A in Indian Supreme Court » Kashmir Media Service

Srinagar, August 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a 14-member group of senior lawyers from Kashmir Bar Association will appear before the Indian Supreme Court, tomorrow, to oppose the petitions seeking the scrapping of constitutional provisions which grant special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Following its executive committee meeting in Srinagar, the Bar has constituted the 14-member team to defend Articles 35-A and 370 of the Indian constitution besides Section 6 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir.

All these constitutional provisions are under challenge before the top Indian court at least in six petitions which included a Special Leave Petition against the Delhi High Court judgment dismissing a Public Interest Litigation against Article 370.

The Bar Association has the contention that Articles 370, 35A and constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, which protect state’s special position, have been questioned to get rid of these provisions to bring J&K in the fold of Indian union as against the United Nations resolutions, the constitution of Jammu and Kashmir and the International declarations.

The High Court Bar while condemning the Shopina civilian and injuring of dozens by Indian forces in southern Kashmir district, urged the International community to come forward and play its role effectively in resolving Kashmir dispute.

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