National Conference moves SC in support of Article 35-A

NEW DELHI: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (NC) today moved the Supreme Court in support of the Constitution’s Article 35-A that empowers the State Assembly to define “permanent residents” for bestowing special rights and privileges to them.

After the CPI(M)’s Jammu and Kashmir unit, the NC moved the present petition seeking to be heard in the present matter, saying that the Article serves as an important link between the State and the Union and its people and serves to maintain a fine balance of constitutional federalism. (AGENCIES)