Article 35A: Farooq criticises ASG’s stand in Supreme Court

SRINAGAR: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah today denounced Additional Solicitor General of India (ASG) for saying in the Supreme Court that “there is an aspect of gender discrimination” in Article 35A of the Constitution.

The Lok Sabha member from Srinagar was reacting to the stand taken by the ASG Tushar Mehta in the Apex Court last Friday.

“Such a statement, if made before the SC on behalf of J&K Government indicates that instead of defending Article 35-A and asking for the challenge to be dismissed based upon earlier constitution bench judgment, the State Government has virtually conceded before the SC that some parts of Article 35-A deserve to be struck down,” Abdullah said in a statement. (AGENCIES)