SOS int’l moves SC on Article 35A

SOS International, an organisation representing displaced people from the PaK, has moved an application for impleadment in connection with a batch of petitions in the Supreme Court challenging the validity of Article 35A of the Constitution.
SOS int’l moves SC on Article 35A
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SOS International, an organisation representing displaced people from the PaK, has moved an application for impleadment in connection with a batch of petitions in the Supreme Court challenging the validity of Article 35A of the Constitution.

The application filed yesterday urged the apex court to consider the plight of the people displaced from Pakistan-administered Kashmir who have been the victims of the provision, it said in a statement here. 

It said the application, filed by SOS International chairman Rajiv Chuni, has drawn attention to the "petty relief package" sanctioned by the Centre, whose benefit could not be taken by those who do not possess the state's domicile.

He also highlighted the plight of "12 lakh people and of more than 1.5 lakh families who are still residing in transit camps and living deplorable and miserable lives" in Jammu and Kashmir, the statement said.

It said the displaced people who were settled in other states could not take benefit of the package. 

"India a sovereign democratic republic and any kind of discrimination is a direct attack on the sovereignty, which has no place in the benign Constitution and is a flagrant breach of one's rights," Chuni claimed in the application. PTI

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