Petition in Delhi HC to debar J&K parties from taking part in Lok Sabha polls

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed  on Monday in Delhi High Court has sought  ban on the participation of two main J&K  parties  – National Conference and the PDP – in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

The petition was moved by Advocate Sanjiv Kumar. In his petition, Kumar  has alleged that three Kashmiri leaders – Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti – do not have faith in Indian Constitution and hence they and their parties, PDP and NC, should be barred from taking part in Lok Sabha election. 

The petition said that the localities of the three leaders lie somewhere else and not in Indian Constitution.

In response to the petition, the PDP leader and the former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti  expressed her anger  in a tweet.

“Why waste time in court. Wait for BJP to scrap Article 370. It will automatically debar us from fighting elections since Indian constitution won’t be applicable to J&K anymore. Na samjho gay tou mit jaouge aye Hindustan walo. Tumhari dastaan tak bhi na hogi dastaano main (sic),” Mehbooba tweeted.