New Delhi: The Indian government’s top law officer will help the Supreme Court with regard to legal aspects of Article 35A, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, who will demit office on Thursday, said.
“There are four-five cases on 35A in the Supreme Court. These are only legal issues. The Attorney General will help the Supreme Court,” Mehrishi told PTI on Wednesday.
The Supreme Court last month had asked the Centre to file a reply to a writ petition filed by a non-governmental organisation, We the Citizens, seeking that Article 35A be struck down.
While the state government contested the petition, the Centre requested the three-judge bench to refer the matter to a larger bench as constitutional issues were involved in the case.