Dr Farooq chairs opposition parties meeting on Article 35A
National Conference patron and MP Dr Farooq Abdullah Friday chaired an All Party Opposition meeting at his residence on Article 35A. The NC leader informed the meeting that the party besides fighting the case politically will contest the petition legally in the Supreme Court. “We will contest the petition legally. We will talk to our lawyer and contest the petition on Article 35A. Since the hearing has been deferred, our lawyer will get time to study the case and contest the petition in Supreme Court,” Abdullah told the participants of the meeting. Dr Farooq Abdullah informed the meeting that he has met Congress leader P Chidambaram, who will discuss the issue with their lawyers and may contest the petition in the Supreme Court. Besides NC working president, the meeting was attended by Pradesh Congress Committee State president, GA Mir, independent legislators MY Tarigami, Hakeem Yasin and DNP president GH Mir and other senior leaders of the all the parties. GA Mir said that the meeting reiterated that the issue of Article 35A is a concern of all the three regions of the state and people in these regions need to be informed and made aware about the importance of Article 35A. “We are broadening the circle and support for the article,” Mir told KNS.