ANC, civil society engage Meenakshi Arora to defend Article 35A in SC

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New Delhi, Aug 29: Renowned Supreme Court lawyer Meenakshi Arora will represent the intervention plea filed by J&K Awami National Conference (ANC) and JK civil society coordination in the petition challenging Article 35-A in the Supreme Court.
“Note Supreme Court Lawyer Meenakshi Arora will appear for J&K Awami National Conference (ANC) and JK civil society coordination members Nasir- ul-Islam, Jagmohan Singh Raina and advocate Javaid Mir,” ANC senior vice president Muzzafar Shah said in a press statement, issued from New Delhi.
As per statement, advocate Meenakshi Arora will also appear on behalf of civil society Jammu (JK united Peace movement). She will be assisted by six lawyers, three from Srinagar and three from Jammu.
Shahs aid that Arora started practicing law in 1984 at Delhi High-Court and shifted her practice to SC in the year 1986. “In year 2010, her name was recommended by Judge’s Collegiums for elevation as a Judge of Delhi High Court, however she denied to become a Judge and continued with her private practice in Supreme Court,” Shah informed.
Shah said that she has been standing Counsel for the Election Commission of India and the full bench of SC headed by CJI Sathasivam designated her as a “Senior Advocate”. “She was one of the members of drafting Committee which drafted the Regulation The Gender Sensitization & Sexual Harassment of Women at the Supreme Court of India (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal), Regulations 2013,” Shah added.
He said that Arora is being assisted by SC lawyer Suhail Malik and J&K High Court lawyers including Mir Javaid and Yasmeen Wani from Srinagar and A H Qazi, S C Gupta and M R Qureshi from Jammu.