Srinagar, August 02: A meeting of Legal Aid Committee was held today to discuss the implications caused by Art. 35 A imposed by the President of India in 1954. The Legal experts felt that the President of India by adding A with Art. 35 in the Indian Constitution has slapped all Fundamental Rights of the residents of Jammu & Kashmir. It was also felt that people of Jammu & Kashmir have been misled by the power hungry politicians in Jammu & Kashmir so that they could rule the people of J&K without rule of law.
Prof. Bhim Singh told the lawyers that thousands of people in Jammu & Kashmir had been put in jails without any law for years which included Sheikh Abdullah and his colleagues. Prof. Bhim Singh said that he himself spent more than eight years in jails without any offense. It was only that Fundamental Rights of J&K were suppressed by Art. 35 A imposed by the President of India without any authority of law. Art. 35 was part of the Chapter on Fundamental Rights in the Indian Constitution. People of Jammu & Kashmir have remained denied of Fundamental Rights because of Art. 35 A in 1954.
NPP Supremo accused the Central and the State leadership to mislead the people in J&K regarding the evil designs of Art. 35 A. He said that even today the power hungry politician in J&K and their supporters have been misleading the innocent people of Jammu & Kashmir giving false impression about Art. 35 A which has deprived the people of Jammu & Kashmir of all their Fundamental Rights including all freedoms which are guaranteed to all citizen of India.
Prof. Bhim Singh said that real face of evil designs behind Art. 35 A need to be brought to the notice of the people of Jammu & Kashmir so that the people of Jammu & Kashmir shall also enjoy Fundamental Rights provided in the Constitution of India from Art. 12 to Art. 35. “A” is against the interest and the civil rights & political rights of the people of Jammu & Kashmir. Those defending “A” are infact against provision of fundamental rights to the people of J&K