Prominent lawyer Menakshi Arora to challenge petition

Prominent lawyer Menakshi Arora to challenge petition
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Srinagar: A prominent Supreme Court lawyer Meenakshi Arora will represent the intervention plea filed by J&K Awami National Conference (ANC) and JK civil society coordination in the petition challenging Article 35-A in the Supreme Court on August 31. J&K civil society coordination committee is led by Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam, Jagmohan Raina and Advocate Javaid Mir.
On August 31, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a petition challenging Article 35-A of the Indian constitution that grants special status to the residents of Jammu and Kashmir.
According to, a statement issued in Srinagar, she will also appear on behalf of the civil society Jammu (J&K United Peace Movement).
Arora is a senior lawyer and has been practising law since 1986 at Supreme Court of India.
She has been standing Counsel for the Election Commission of India and has been designated as a “Senior Advocate”.
Arora also has to her credit the Drafting Regulation “The Gender Sensitisation & Sexual Harassment of Women at the Supreme Court of India (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal), Regulations 2013.” M
She will be assisted by Supreme Court lawyers Suhail Malik and J&K High Court Lawyers Mir Javaid and Yasmeen Wani from Srinagar; and AH Qazi, SC Gupta and MR Qureshi from Jammu, the statement said.