Senior Congress leader and Former Member of Parliament Tariq Hameed Karra has been accepted as a private party by the Supreme Court in Article 35A case today.
Karra has impleaded himself in the case that is currently before the apex court. Earlier today the apex court deferred the hearing on the case after Diwali.
“I have filed the application for the intervention which has been accepted by the Supreme Court,” Karra said while talking to Kashmir Vision.
“It was a call of my conscience. Everybody was talking about but nobody was taking any concrete action on ground. So, I thought to protect the rights of the people guaranteed by the constitution of India,” he added.
Karra blames RSS and its affiliates for using the judiciary to snatch the rights of the people. He stated that instead of using the parliament the ruling party has adopted the judicial course.
“Since RSS has taken the judicial way, so I thought that I fight them out in a judicial way as well,” he said.
Asked about his team of experts who will represent him in Supreme Court, he said that he already has decided on a team of lawyers which will be headed by former Union Home Minister P. Chidrambram.
“I have already decided on experienced lawyer, P.Chidrambram because he has in-depth knowledge of the law and I have full hopes on his abilities,” he said.
“In case we need more expert lawyers, we will hire them too,” he added.
Karra, who was one of the founding members of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and a close associate of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, however, he left the party after it formed an alliance with the BJP in J&K.
Karra had also resigned as Member of Lok Sabha from Srinagar constituency. Karra has been questioning PDP’s alliance with the BJP terming it the party’s total surrender before the RSS.
Karra’s intervention is the first such defence by a private party from the state in the case.
Meanwhile, Karra “cautioned the Saffron brigade to desist from instigating such reckless misadventures which could become instrumental for social unrest and civil war in J&K”.