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CAT CHAIRMAN JUSTICE KOHLI STRESSED ARTICLE 35 (A) DETRIMENTAL FOR YOUTH OF J&K

November 22, 2017 07:55 PM

PANJAB UNIVERSITY ORGANISED CONSTITUTION DAY 

Chandigarh (Face2News)

The Department of Laws in collaboration with Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Centre, Panjab University commemorated 68th Constitution Day by organizing a special programme on Article 370 and Article 35(A) of the Constitution of India, here today. 

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Permod Kohli, Chairman, Central Administrative Tribunal and Former Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court, while addressing the gathering as Chief Guest, stressed that Article 35(A) is detrimental for youth of Jammu and Kashmir due to lack of industrialization and lack of higher education leading to unemployment. 

Prof. K.L. Bhatia, Emeritus from Jammu University in his Keynote Address opined that Article 35(A) should be abrogated as it is leading to deprivation of Rights of Females, Dalits, Gorkhas and West Pakistan refugees settled in Jammu and Kashmir. 

Sh. Satyapal Jain, Former M.P. and Solicitor General, member of Law Commission of India in his address as guest of honour said that every citizen of the country have rights to speak for and against  Article 370 and 35(A) but it should not lead to disrespect to the National Symbols, Flags, Anthem and Constitution. 

Ms. Anu Chatrath, Dean, Faculty of Laws, while welcoming the guests said that 68th Constitution Day is celebrated on 26th November to Commemorate the adoption of Constitution of India which is a core legal document which lists out fundamental rights and duties of citizens. She added that the Constitution is a Bible for Lawyers. 

Prof. Shalini Marwaha, Chairperson, introduced the theme of the programme. Prof. Arun Kumar Grover, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University presided over. Prof. Devinder Singh, Co-ordinator, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Centre, PU gave vote of thanks. 

Chairpersons of various departments, former Professors of the department, faculty members,  research scholars and students of the department  attended the programme.  

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