J K News Today
Srinagar, August 3:
The standing counsel for the Jammu and Kashmir Government has moved an application in the Supreme Court seeking adjournment of the hearing on Article 35 A that is scheduled for August 6.
M Shoeb Alam , the standing counsel for the state , has moved an application before the Supreme Court Registrar urging him to adjourn the hearing on the Article 35 A that has initiated a contest between the pro-special status parties of the state and an NGO , We , the Citizens”.
The NGO has challenged the Article alleging that it was ultra vires as it was extended to the State through a Presidential Order of May 1954 without the prior approval of the Parliament , which is mandatory for doing so .
This challenge, however, has been viewed in Kashmir as an assault on its unique identity .
The standing counsel in his application has urged the Registrar of the Supreme Court to that he is seeking an adjournment in the case on August 6,on account of the upcoming Panchyat and Urban Local Bodies’ elections in the state.
“ The letter may be circulated among the judges”, the application made the request to the Registrar.