August 2020 News

Apni Party: Will Press For Early Hearing In Plea On Abrogation

27 August 2020
The Tribune

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) on Thursday pledged to press for an early hearing in a petition challenging the abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35-A in the Supreme Court, a party statement said. This was announced by the party during a two-day-long meeting that was presided by party president Altaf Bukhari. 'It was resolved in the meeting to file an application before the Supreme Court seeking the listing and an early hearing in a petition filed by one of the Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party leaders challenging abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35-A,' the statement said. The Apni Party assigned the task to party leader Jagmohan Singh Raina, one of the first few petitioners who had approached the Supreme Court on the subject. Addressing the meeting, Altaf Bukhari said the bedrock of the party was based on realism and pragmatic politics. The meeting also resolved that any further delay in the restoration of statehood by the Union government would add to the already existing hopelessness and alienation among the people of Jammu and Kashmir. On the Delimitation Commission, the party said no arbitrary increase in Assembly or parliamentary segments by the Delimitation Commission would be acceptable and the party would put forth its viewpoint based on suggestions and objections, if any, before the commission at an appropriate time.