Kashmiri Lecturer Suspended for Advocating Article 370 Case Appears Before Inquiry Committee


SRINAGAR: A Kashmiri lecturer, Zahoor Ahmad Bhat, who was suspended for appearing before the Supreme Court on August 23, arguing for the petitioners in the Article 370 abrogation case, presented himself before the committee constituted by the Lieutenant Governor’s (L-G) administration, media reports said.

The Hindu reported that Zahoor Ahmad Bhat, a senior lecturer of Political Science, appeared before Subah Mehta, Joint Director, of School Education, Jammu, on Thursday as part of an inquiry and provided the committee with his leave application, station permission, and other relevant documents.

Bhat has produced before the inquiry committee the two-day leave application, where he had sought permission to visit New Delhi on August 22 and 23, Hindu reported.

Pertinently, the School Education Department had on Friday placed Bhat under suspension. In an order SED said “The School Education Department on Friday placed Zahoor Ahmad Bhat, senior lecturer, of political science under suspension with immediate effect for violation of provisions of Jammu & Kashmir Civil Service Regulations, Jammu & Kashmir Government Employees Conduct Rules, J&K Leave Rules.”

Meanwhile, Supreme Court had on August 28 asked the Attorney General of India to look into the suspension of the senior political science lecturer at a government school in Srinagar, after Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal raised the issue  before a five-judge Constitution bench led by Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud.


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