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Not only the people of J&K, entire world watching proceedings of Article 370 in SC: Mehbooba Mufti


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Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said that not only the people of J&K and country but the entire world is watching Supreme Court proceedings in Article 370.

She said the Supreme Court is the last ray of hope that can uphold supremacy of the Constitution.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday started hearing on the petitions challenging the Union government’s decision to revoke Article 370 on August 5, 2019 that provided special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

The former chief minister said they only want the Supreme Court to ensure that India is governed as per its Constitution.

“Entire world is watching Supreme Court proceedings in Article 370. In 1947 Jammu and Kashmir, despite being a Muslim majority state, rejected the two-nation theory based on religion and joined hands with India . We were granted assurances by the country leadership under the Constitution,” she told reporters in Srinagar.

Mufti said these guarantees to people of J&K were not given by China or any neighbouring country, but by the Constitution of India.

“Under Article 370, it was the most beautiful federal structure ,” she said.

She said it is only about Article 370 but the Supreme Court will have to see should the country run on the Constitution or any party’s political agenda.

She alleged the institutions in the country have been subverted by the present government.

“The apex court remains the only institution that can save the Constitution,” Mufti said.

Earlier the day, National Conference Vice President Omat Abdullah said they moved to the Supreme Court on Article 370 abrogation hoping for justice.


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