Srinagar, Jul 26: On the instruction of its President Begum Khalida Shah, Awami National Conference (ANC) Thursday filed an impleadment application before the Supreme Court of India seeking impleadment as Party Respondent in the writ petition titled “We the Citizens v/s Union of India”, a writ petition which has challenged the constitutional validity of the constitution of India.
According to the statement, the ANC application was filled by senior Supreme Court Advocate, Suhail Malik.
Speaking to media persons at the Supreme Court, ANC Sr. Vice President Muzzafar Shah said that it was imperative for political party like ANC to articulate the emotions and the factual position before the apex court, especially in the backdrop of the fact that no other mainstream/any other organization has come forward till date, who otherwise portray Article 35A as very close to their heart, nurturing political & economic benefits.
“Unfortunately, as of now & during this trying time they have chosen to stay away & abandon the battle ground leaving the aspirations of the people of the state at the mercy of such elements that are bent upon destroying the basic fundamental rights guaranteed to the people of J&K state,” the statement added.
Shah hoped that all concerned though out the State will rise to the occasion to defend & safeguard Article 35A in letter & spirit. (KNS)