Article 35-A: JKNPP protests BJP’s ‘double standards’

Article 35-A: JKNPP protests BJP’s ‘double standards’

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Jammu, AUGUST 22 : Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) today staged protest against the BJP here blaming them for ‘double standards’ on Article 35-A.”BJP has double dealing in view of its support to PDP’s stand over Article 35A in the Supreme Court and dichotomous statements are being issued by its leaders at different places and on different occasions pertaining to the Article,” Panther Party activists spearheaded by Harsh Dev Singh Chairman JKNPP here said.

The protestors amid raising anti-BJP slogans set ablaze its effigy and sought an explanation from its leaders for having cheated the people of Jammu region during elections over Article 35A.

Flaying the BJP, Mr Singh said repeal of Art 35A which formed a part of BJP’s ideological DNA was brazenly trumpeted not only by its senior Central leaders during the elections but its State leaders were also seeking its abrogation describing it as illegal and unconstitutional.

“Surprisingly their own government in the state had filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court supporting the stand of the PDP wherein it described Art 35A as an established law having been ‘considered, deliberated and decided’ by the Supreme Court,” he said and added, “the BJP-PDP Govt have indicated in their affidavit before the Supreme Court that the issue of Art 35A has already been adjudicated on two occasions by separate constitution benches in Puran Lal Lakhampal Case in 1962 and Sampat Parkash case in 1969.” (News Agency)

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