Jammu,May 12 (Scoop News) – BJP State President Shamsher Singh Manhas, while speaking in one day Lawyers Conference cum State Working Committee of Legal & Legislative Cell of BJP, said that lawyers have a very important role to play in building a society specially in the state of Jammu & Kashmir where the state government headed by NC as well as anti-national elements are trying to create doubt in the minds of the people regarding accession of J&K with the Union of India.
BJP State President Shamsher Singh Manhas was the chief guest in the inaugural session whereas Advocate, Supreme Court of India & National Incharge Legal & Legislative Cell Rajesh Singh presided over the inaugural session. BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Koul and National Executive Member & MLA Jammu East Ashok Khajuria presided over the concluding session
Manhas congratulated the J&K Legal & Legislative Cell for holding first ever conference of lawyers in J&K. He said that the accession of J&K with
Manhas further said that article-370 of the constitution was a temporary provision in the constitution and it should be abolished immediately.
Rajesh Singh while speaking on the occasion said that Legal & Legislative Cell of BJP is playing a very important role is guiding the MPs, MLAs, Corporators and Panches on the issues of framing the laws so that laws are made for the welfare of the people. The Legal & Legislative Cell of BJP has taken an initiative so that the laws are frame by the Central government as well as the respective state governments for the welfare of the lawyers community all over
State Convenor Legal & Legislative Onkar Seth welcomed the dignitaries on the first ever lawyers conference cum state working committee of legal & legislative cell. He said that the state government should make laws for the welfare of the lawyers community in J&K on the pattern of the laws applicable in state of Kerala and Chattisgarh for the welfare of the lawyers as at present there is no such law in J&K. Onkar Seth said the lawyers have suffered a lot during the last 23 years due to turmoil and militancy in the state and the state government should frame the laws for the welfare of the lawyers community.
The resolution moved by State Co-Convenor of Legal & Legislative Cell Ranjit Singh Jamwal and second by Rajesh Thapa (Adv.) was passed with voice-vote in which he demanded that the past percentage in higher judicial services exams in J&K should be kept at 50% for general category and 40% for SC, STs instead of 60% and 50% respectively as applicable at present. He further demanded that the provision for diversion of quota of lawyers in case seats are not filled up in two chances by lawyers should be withdrawn and the exams of the Higher Judicial Services in J&K should be held in time so that a section of lawyers are not debarred due to agebar.
Those present on the occasion including Th. Ranjit Singh, Chander Mohan Sharma, Lalit Moza, Vijay Kumar, R.S. Sharma, Rajesh Thapa, Purnima Sharma, Shalu Mishra, Kewal Kumar, Ashwani Kumar, Pawan Dev Singh, Sandeep Singh, Sunil Malhotra, Amreek Singh, Kuldeep Dubey, Ashok Beotra and others.