PAGD moves SC, seeks early hearing of pleas against Art 370 revocation

J&K: PAGD seeks early hearing on abrogation of Article 370

Srinagar (NVI): People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) today moved the Supreme Court and sought early hearing on petitions challenging the Centre’s Article 370 move in August last year, which paved the way for the bifurcation of the erstwhile state of J&K into two Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

“As decided in the recent meeting of the People’s Alliance, we are seeking early hearings in this matter so that the petitions challenging 5th Aug 2019 move forward,” former Chief Minister and National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah said in a tweet.

He actually shared the news regarding a plea filed in the Supreme Court by J&K Peoples Conference, one of the parties in PAGD, seeking early hearing of the batch of petitions challenging abrogation of Article 370 and reorganisation of J&K.

The PAGD involves seven major mainstream political forces based in Jammu and Kashmir and it took shape last month to fight for the restoration of special status embedded in Article 370 and the resolution of the larger Kashmir issue.