Srinagar, Aug 7: Awami National Conference (ANC) on Tuesday said that the top court of India has accepted its impleadment application, filed before it over defending the Article 35-A, which accords special rights and privileges to the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir and denies property rights to a woman who marries a person from outside the state.
ANC in a statement said that at least eight intervention applications have been accepted the Supreme Court (SC) following which the top court of India told that 15 minutes will be given to each applicant who has filed the intervention application over Article 35-A.
The statement said that the intervention applications of Jammu and Kashmir Coordination Civil Society (JKCCS) members including Advocate Mir Javaid, Jagmohan Singh Raina, Deputy Grand Mufti, Nasir-ul-Islam, NC’s leader, Dr Bashir Ahmad Shah (Veeri), CPI (M) senior leader and MLA Kulgam, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami, senior Congress leader Tariq Hameed Karra and Kashmir High Court Bar Association (KHCBA) have also been accepted.
Senior Vice president of ANC, Muzaffar Shah in the statement said that the applicants whose intervention application has been accepted should devise joint strategy to protect the Article 35-A.
Shah in his statement said he is also scheduled to reach Srinagar from New Delhi Wednesday to take further steps in this regard.
He said that the SC will be hearing the arguments over the Article 35-A from August 27 and said that there was a dire need to devise a joint strategy to safeguard the constitution once for all so that the future generation will not be harassed in the future.
Shah also congratulated people for protesting over the abrogation of Article 35-A and hoped that the people in the all the three regions including Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh will show such unity in the future as well. (KNS)