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Veeri asks JK Govt to put up concerted legal defence in Art 35 A

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Srinagar, August 31: PDP Vice President and former  Minister, Abdul Rehman Veeri has appealed the State Government to put up a concerted defence in the Supreme Court in the case pertaining to Article 35 A.

In a statement issued here today, Veeri said though it was a temporary relief to know that the apex court has deffered the hearing of the case till January but the effort of the contesting respondents, including the State  Government, should be to put the political and legal facts before the court by which the said Article has been incorporated into the constitution and get petitions challenging it dismissed.

Veeri expressed shock over the contention of the Additional Solicitor General, representing State Govt, that Article 35 A is gender discriminatory. He said the women of the State enjoy all rights in terms of property and inheritance as like men and Article 35 A in no way infringes or encroaches upon their rights. He said this contention is misleading and appealed the State Government to put up a standard legal defence in the court as had been prepared by PDP/BJP Government before its fall.

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