Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party chief Altaf Bukhari said the party will hire the country’s best lawyers to fight in the Supreme Court for the restoration of Articles 370 and 35A.
Addressing a public gathering on Saturday at Sher-e-Kashmir cricket stadium, Bukhari also demanded restoration of statehood to J&K. Bukhari said, “We cannot restore Articles 370 and 35A on our own. The issue is in the SC and I promise you we will hire the best lawyers of the country to fight for their restoration even if we have to spend crores of rupees.”
“Our state, as it existed on August 5, 2019, should be restored. This is what the people want. They want me to take this up with the Prime Minister and the Home Minister,” he said.
JKAP will constitute a team that will visit various jails in Jammu and Kashmir and outside to collect details about youths languishing there and the cases against them, he said and added, “The JKAP will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah and seek the release of these youths.”
“We want an opportunity for them to start their lives afresh,” he said. Bukhari appealed people to support him to start a ‘new politics’ which has no place for violence and discrimination.