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Punjab’s Valmikis in Jammu move SC against Article 35A

April 11, 2019 06:47 AM


Punjab’s Valmikis in Jammu move SC against Article 35A


In another petition against the Article 35A of the Indian Constitution that protects special rights and privileges provided to the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir, a group of people belonging to Jammu’s Valmiki community has moved the Supreme Court to get it declared ultra vires.

Seven Valmiki community members, residents of Valmiki colony in Jammu’s Gandhi Nagar area — Ajit Kumar, Raju, Kaushalya, Neelam, Inderjeet Singh, Kulwinder and Suraj — filed the petition last month, but it has not been listed for hearing as yet. However, the Supreme Court is already hearing a number of pleas challenging the validity of the Articles 35A and 370.

The petition urges the Supreme Court to declare the Constitution (Application to Jammu & Kashmir) Order, 1954, that added Article 35A to the Constitution, as ultra vires.

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