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Parties using sub judice argument as cover to avoid raising Article 370, says National Conference MP Hasnain Masoodi

The former judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court described the ‘sub judice’ argument by leaders as a ploy to dissuade people from talking about Article 370 that was abrogated by the Centre on August 5, 2019.

June 28, 2021 / 08:35 AM IST

The National Conference (NC) has hit out at political parties of Jammu and Kashmir, including Congress, for avoiding taking a stand on the revocation of special status under Article 370 by calling it sub judice.

Party leader and Member Parliament from south Kashmir Justice (retired) Hasnain Masoodi has described the ‘sub judice’ argument as “specious and evasive" and a ploy to dissuade people from talking about Article 370 that was abrogated by the Centre on August 5, 2019.

“The pendency of as many as 144 petitions against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) did not make political parties feel dissuaded from making the CAA an election issue, vocally opposing the CAA in the poll campaign and promising no CAA in Assam if voted,” Masoodi, former judge of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, said according to a report in Outlook.

The NC leader was referring to comments by the Congress and the People’s Conference leaders in the context of the meeting of 14 political leaders of Jammu and Kashmir with the Prime Minister last week.