Omar says Peoples Alliance seeks early hearing of Pleas before SC over Article 370

Srinagar, Nov 9: People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration seeks early hearing in a batch of petitions challenging the BJP-led centre government’s decisions on August 5 last year effectively nullifying the Article 370 and Article 35A of the constitution of India.

“As decided in the recent meeting of the People’s Alliance we are seeking early hearings in this matter so that the petitions challenging 5th Aug 2019 move forward,” former Chief Minister and National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah said in a tweet.

He actually shared a news regarding plea filed in Supreme Court by J&K Peoples Conference, one among the parties in PAGD, seeking early hearing of the batch of petitions challenging abrogation of Article 370 and reorganisation of J&K.

The PAGD involves seven major mainstream political forces based in Jammu and Kashmir and it took shape last month to fight for the restoration of special status embedded in Article 370 and the resolution of the larger Kashmir issue.


Peoples Conference Approaches Supreme Court 

Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Conference has filed a plea in the Supreme Court seeking early hearing of a batch of petitions, challenging Centre’s last year’s 5 August decisions.

The application has stated that the petitioners have made out a very strong prima facie case and the issues raised are being considered by a Constitution Bench of this Hon’ble Court, reads the statement issued by the party.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, pending the final hearing of these petitions challenging the abrogation of the special status of the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir and the abrogation of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, and notwithstanding the prevailing pandemic conditions, sweeping changes are being brought about by the Centre that impact the rights of a large number of people, including dilution of the safeguards earlier available to the permanent residents of the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir, it adds.

“These changes will have an irreparable impact on the rights of the citizens of J&K, including creation of domicile rights and third-party rights in land ownership,”

Adding that the very purpose of the present proceedings will be severely undermined if the present petitions are not heard and disposed of urgently.

Suffice to say sufferance of the people continues as if under conquest without a full-fledged responsible government. In view of the foregoing, the present petition and the petitions tagged thereto ought to be heard and disposed of urgently as significant changes to the rights of the residents of the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir have already been brought about by the Centre, it concludes.


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