|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Aug 3: The workers of Dogra Front and Shiv Sena under the leadership of President Ashok Gupta took out a procession in Jammu city and demanded the removal of Article 35A as the apex court will announce its judgment on the 8 August.
Addressing gathering, he stated that Article 35A was not added to the Constitution by following the procedure prescribed for amendment of the Constitution of India under Article 368. Article 370 does not anywhere confer on the President legislative or executive powers so vast that he can amend the Constitution or perform the function of Parliament. It has been brought about by the executive organ when actually the right of amendment of the Constitution lies with the legislative organ. Besides carrying out many modifications and changes, this order 'added' a new "Article 35A" to the Constitution of India. Addition or deletion of an Article amounted to an amendment to the Constitution which could be done only by Parliament as per procedure laid down in Article 368. But, Article 35A was never presented before Parliament. Article 35A violates the article 14 for the equality of the law. If any woman form J&K Marries outside her state all her rights in the state are ended as than she cannot but any land or claim any kind of benefit.
The workers who present were Suresh, Ashu, Shashi, Vimla, Sunita, Geeta, Tarsem, Bodh Raj, Vijay, Bunty, Bantu, Ram pal, Dinesh and various others were present.