JKNPP shall challenge it in Supreme Court : Judgment of J&K High Court on Article 370 unconstitutional

A meeting of the State Legal Aid Committee met in New Delhi today under the chairmanship of Prof.Bhim Singh which advised JKNPP to file a writ petition in the Supreme Court challenging the validity of the judgments of J&K High Court on Article 35(A) and 370.

Prof.Bhim Singh, Sr. Advocate and Executive Chairman of the State Legal Aid Committee described the two judgments of Srinagar Wing of J&K High Court dated 16.07.2015 and 09.10.2015 as violative of the Constitution and without jurisdiction of J&K High Court. Prof.Bhim Singh said that Srinagar Wing of the J&K High Court has acted beyond its authority and competence rather without any jurisdiction to deal with a matter pertaining to the Constitution of India which can only be dealt by the Parliament of India and none else.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that this judgment of High Court is also violative of Section 3 of the J&K Constitution which has mandated that J&K is and shall be integral part of India.

Several lawyers, jurists and notables from the civil society who attended the meeting appreciated the decision of the Panthers Party to file a writ petition before the Supreme Court of India challenging the validity of the two judgments of J&K High Court.

Prof.Bhim Singh has expressed surprise that PDP a ruling party in J&K has supported rather appreciated this judgment in spite of the fact that BJP which has been claiming to abolish Article 370 is sitting silent over the issue. He wanted Prime Minister Modi to come out on the issue so that the people of India shall no longer be exploited by BJP in the name of Article 370.