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J&K parties demand Tushar Mehta be kept off Article 35-A hearing

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Former on Thursday said the All-Party Meeting that was held in demanded that (ASG) be kept away from the Article 35-A proceedings in the

said the parties at the meeting made the demand because Mehta "has been going beyond his brief". At the last hearing of the case in the apex court, the ASG had said that "it cannot be denied that there is an aspect of gender discrimination in Article 35-A".

"Even the has accepted this. So we don't trust him. We have all decided that Mehta should be taken off the case when this comes up for hearing in January," said.

The former said Mehta was sent to defend the state and Article 35-A and he was representing the government. However, "we don't trust him anymore. We demand that the lawyers who were defending it earlier must be brought back".

The meeting took place at the residence of and former on Gupkar Road in The parties also demanded that the case should not be taken up for hearing till has an elected government.



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First Published: Thu, September 13 2018. 18:12 IST