Mehbooba chairs meeting with Central Kashmir legislators for safeguarding of Article 35-A

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti held a meeting with members of the party to discuss future strategies for defending and safeguarding Article 35-A.

PDP chief spokesman Rafi Ahmad Mir said in a statement that the former chief minister held the meeting with party leaders, activists and legislators of central Kashmir and deliberated in detail over the present political scenario and reviewed the measures being taken to strengthen the party at the grass-roots.

“The meeting held detailed discussions over the party’s strategy to defend the Article 35-A and safeguarding of state’s unique position,” Mir said.

Mir said Mehbooba chaired an important meet of party’s central Kashmir team at her official residence here in which besides the legislators and other party functionaries of district Srinagar, Ganderbal and Budgam, party’s vice president Abdul Rahman Veeri and general secretary Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura also participated.

The spokesperson said the participants also hailed the persistent efforts of the PDP President for making defence of 35-A at the supreme court her prime concern and sending the team of legal experts including Muzaffar Hussain Baig to defend the case at the country’s top court.

According to the spokesman, the meeting also deliberated in detail the present political scenario of the state and measures needed to strengthen the party at the grass-roots.

Senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and former advocate general of Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffar Hussain Baig has flown to New Delhi to appear in the case challenging Article 35-A which is to be heard by the Supreme Court on August 31st.

A party spokesperson said Baig, who is also Member of Parliament, is considered as an authority on constitutional relationship of the State with Union of India. Baig will lead a team of lawyers on behalf of Peoples Democratic Party, that had filed an intervention plea through President Mehbooba Mufti last week.

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