Tinkering with Constitutional provisions a dangerous trend

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By CNS on 23/02/2019.

Tinkering with Constitutional provisions a dangerous trend

Governor’s rule a temporary measure, Constitutional decisions prerogative of an elected Government


Srinagar, Feb 23: Peoples Conference Saturday strongly objected Governor’s tinkering with the Constitutional provisions applicable to the state of J&K and cautions him to desist from taking any decision of having far reaching consequences.

In a statement, Peoples Conference Chairman Sajad Gani Lone said that Governor’s or President’s rule is a temporary measure to carry on the day-to-day routine functions of the Government.

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“The Governor is not expected to take major policy decisions, which is the prerogative of an elected Government alone. In no way, the Governor or the President can or should tinker with the Constitutional provisions, which permanently affects the constitutional relationship of the State of J&K with the Union”, he added.

Governor Satya Pal Malik recently recommended application of not only the Constitution 103rd Amendment Act, 2019 to the State of J&K, but also recommended for application of the Constitution 77th Amendment Act, 1995. On the recommendations of the Governor, the President issued Constitution Application Orders a couple of days ago.

Sajad further said that tinkering with the constitutional provisions applicable to the State by the Governor’s administration is a dangerous trend, which will have serious repercussions so far as constitutional relationship of the State with the Union is concerned.