NEW DELHI A group of lawyers from Kashmir High Court Bar Association were among more than 8o lawyers who appeared on Monday before Supreme Court to argue its application for intervention in a petition challenging Article 35A.
Besides the intervention application moved by the Kashmir Bar Association, 12 other applications seeking intervention or impleadment were listed before the bench today.
The bench however listed case along with applications in the week commencing August 27. In the intervention application, the Bar has taken the stand that in keeping with the constitutional position and historical background the provisions granting special status to J&K state can be abrogated.
The group of lawyers presented before the bench included senior advocate Zaffar A Shah, M A Qayoom (president Bar Association) Altaf Haqqani, Manzoor A Dar, N.A.Ronga, Mushtaq Ahmad Dar, M.Shafi Reshi, M.Ashraf Bhat, , Bashir Sidiq, Adil Adil Asimi, M.Yousuf and Mian Muzaffar.
Petitioner(s) were represented by Ravindra Raizada (Sr.Adv.), Anirudh Sharma, Apoorva Shukla, Aditya Gaggar, D.K.Dubey, Pankaj Jamtani, Abaid Parikh.
The other parties were represented by Barun Kumar Sinha, Pratibha Sinha, Swatantra Rai, Rameshwar Prasad Goyal, Bimal Roy Jad, N.G.Dev, Shikha Dixit, Tripurari Ray, Balwant Singh Billowria, Parveen Kumar, Suresh Sharma, Shilpa Singh, Yashraj Bundela, Divya Roy, Sarthak Raizada, Surjeet Singh, Priyanka Parida, Charu Walikhanna, Raghvendra Singh Parihar, Bimal Jad.
The respondent were represented K.K.Venugopal (AG), Tushar Mehta (ASG), Madhavi Diwan,
Abhinav Mukharjee, Ravindra Kumar Verma, B.V.Balram Das, Rakesh Dwivedi, D.C.Raina (Advocate General, State of J&K), M. Shoeb Alam, G.M.Kawoosa, Ujjwal Singh, Mojahid Karim Khan, K.V.Vishwanathan , Permod Kohli, B.S.Salathia, Prem Sadotra, Sahil Tagotra, Jaideep Gupta, Adeeba Mujahid, P.V.Surendranath, Resmitha R.Chandran, Lekhasudhakaran, Colin Gonsalves, Choudhary Ali Zia Kabir, Satya Mitra, Puja Sharma, Mohit Chaudhary, Kunal Sachdeva, Ashok Mathur, M. J. Paul, Suhail Malik, Neeraj Srivastava, J.N.Singh, Rahul Baid, Manju Jetley, Krishna Prasad and Talha Abdul Rahman
The bench comprised Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justice A.M. Khanwilkar explained that since the issue was being heard by a three-judge Bench and one of them (Justice D.Y. Chandrachud) is absent, the case should be adjourned. It was later adjourned by two weeks.
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