Srinagar, Mar 5: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Monday asserted that the party has roped in best legal team to defend Article 35-A and Article 370 in the Supreme Court of India saying that it will leave no stone unturned to protect and defend state’s special status in and outside the courts.
Addressing a meet of party functionaries and legal luminaries here at party’s headquarters here, party general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar said that the party has roped in a battery of legal experts and lawyers led by an internationally reputed lawyer to plead the case in the Apex Court.
“Party president Farooq Abdullah is personally overseeing the efforts of the party’s legal team. Art 370 and Art 35A are the articles of faith for us. The party will be putting up a strong front in the Supreme Court for the defense of our unique status as enshrined in the constitution of India,” he said.
“The unrelenting attacks on our identity by forces inimical to states unity and uniqueness has regrettably plunged people of the state into anxiety. The issue is important to us as it defines our very survival,” Sagar added.
He further added, “In one way or the other, the forces which are inimical to our special status are contriving to made incursions into the rights of the people of the state as guaranteed by the constitution of India. However our party with the active participation of the people will trounce any such attempt as are contrived to dilute our identity.”