Law Deptt to study suggestions

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Jan 14: National Conference (NC) has asked the state’s Law Department to study the suggestions made by Congress regarding incorporation of provisions of 73rd amendment of the Constitution of India in J&K Panchayati Raj Act.
Law Minister Ali Muhammad Sagar, who is also a member of CC told Greater Kashmir that the report compiled by the Congress panel and submitted to the Coalition Coordination Committee today has been forwarded to the Law Secretary Ghulam Hassan Tantry for a thorough study.
“We need to know whether there is any recommendation which goes against the spirit of Article 370. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will also go through the report,” Sagar said.
NC has been strongly opposing the demand of Congress to incorporate provisions of 73rd amendment of the Constitution of India in Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act in view of the state’s special status.
However, Congress has of late diluted its earlier stand and instead sought an amendment in the existing Panchayati Raj Act of the state in order to do away the provisions of nomination in Block Development Councils and incorporating reservation provisions for SC and women.
The two alliance partners were at loggerheads over the issue and the polls for Block Development Councils were cancelled at the last minute following a tough posture adopted by the Congress on the issue.

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