Former Union minister and Congress leader Prof Saifuddin Soz on Saturday urged Governor Satya Pal Malik to appoint strong defence for protection of Article 35-A in Supreme Court.
In a statement, Soz said: "I pleaded strongly that Article 35-A was a great symbol of peoples' aspirations. Therefore, they would go to any extent to protect this Act".
He added: in this connection, I suggested that Tushar Mehta be replaced by a person, who was well qualified and aware of the sensitivities of the people for protection of this act."
Soz said Governor gave him positive response during a meeting with the latter.
He also said improvement in state's healthcare particularly SKIMS was also discussed.
Soz said matter regarding restoration of water bodies was also taken up.
Heena Shafi Bhat, chairperson, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (North Zone), Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, called on Governor Malik and apprised him about the promotion and implementation of programs for the development of Khadi and other village industries in the rural areas and about the enthusiastic response of people to the ongoing KVIC exhibition in Srinagar organized with the aim of popularizing Khadi and Village industries products, an official spokesman said.
MLC SAIFUDDIN BHAT
Member of Legislative Council Saifuddin Bhat called on Governor Malik at Raj Bhavan here and discussed the problems faced by the inhabitants of Khansahib constituency.
Bhat, according to a statement, also urged for the speedy completion of developmental works undertaken due to his sincere efforts during the previous in Khansahib constituency.
The statement said that Bhat urged the Governor to direct the official machinery and concerned quarters to expedite the process of completion of these projects because with the onset of winter in Kashmir, the developmental works undertaken couldn't be completed if left un-attended.