Pakistani lawyers group has asked the Indian Supreme Court to initiate contempt proceedings against the Indian government for failing to comply with the 19 September order, ordering an end to curfew in the Indian-occupied Kashmir (IOK) as soon as possible.
The decision was taken as the Supreme Court of India stepped up its case against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to revoke the special status of the occupied valley on August 5th.
SC had ordered the Modi government to submit a report that contains the actual situation of IOK which has been locked down for 43 days with the communication blackout.
During the hearing of petitions against the government’s decision, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi had remarked that if needed, he would himself visit Jammu and Kashmir. He further expressed concerns over the reports of the inaccessibility of Kashmiris to the Kashmir High Court.
Mohammad Azhar Siddique, Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan, and other lawyers including Ahmad Imran Ghani, Mian Ashhad Ali Azhar, Muhammad Irfan, Mian Shabir Ismail, Munir Ahmed, Salma Riaz and Mian Ali Asghar filed a petition in the Indian apex court seeking initiation of contempt of court proceeding against the BJP government of India for not complying its order, directing for lifting the curfew in IOK.
They pleaded that the amendment made by the president of India in Article 370 read with Article 35 is unconstitutional ultra vires and without jurisdiction and without the consent of the IOK through resolution, passed by assembly of IOK.
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