Hope SC to pronounce verdict on Article 370 in favor of JK: Azad
Post by Agencies on Sunday, December 10, 2023
Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) Chairman Ghulam Nabi Azad Sunday said that we are hopeful that Supreme Court to pronounce verdict on Article 370 in favor of Jammu and Kashmir.
He said people of J&K are waiting for last more than four years that they will get justice from the apex court.
“People of J&K were waiting for last four years that Supreme Court will pronounce the decision on pleas challenging decision taken on August 5, 2019 by Government of India to abrogate special status of J&K under Article 370 and 35(A). These rights were snatched from us before four years and people have pinned hope on SC to get justice from there,” Azad as per KNS told reporters here.
He said the special provision was imperative for Jammu and Kashmir as it was kept Maharaja Hari Singh intact from his times. “Maharaja Hari Singh kept this provision intact since 1925 with an aim to secure land and employment to domiciles of J&K. Later this provision was given room in the Constitution of the country and many governments since then kept this law untouched. But unfortunately BJP tinkered with it and abrogated on August 5, 2019,” he said.
Azad said that common people and politicians of J&K were emotionally attached with Article 370 and 35(A).
He reiterated that no political party can return Article 370 and 35(A) back to Jammu and Kashmir except two revered institutions of the country – Parliament and the Supreme Court.
“I have already said that no political party can undo the decisions taken on August 5, 2019. Only Parliament or Supreme Court can return this law back to J&K. There should be 350 seats in the Parliament to restore this law,” Azad added.
He hoped and prayed that five member bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachod will pronounce the decision in favor of J&K on December 11. (KNS)