J&K: SC likely to hear pleas challenging the validity of abrogation of Article 370, in July

DN Bureau

The Supreme Court (SC) is likely to hear the list of petitions challenging the validity of the law scrapping Article 370 in J&K and bifurcating the state into two UTs. Details on Dynamite News:

Supreme Court (File Photo)
Supreme Court (File Photo)

New Delhi: The Supreme Court may hear the petitions challenging the validity of the law scrapping Article 370 of the constitution, special status to Jammu & Kashmir and bifurcating the state into two UTs in July after the vacation.  

The petitions have challenged a Presidential Order of August 5, 2019 which blunted Article 370. The Article had accorded special rights and privileges to the people of Jammu and Kashmir since 1954 in accordance with the Instrument of Accession. The special status was bestowed on Jammu and Kashmir by incorporating Article 35A in the Constitution. 

Article 35A was incorporated by an order of President Rajendra Prasad in 1954 on the advice of the Jawaharlal Nehru Cabinet. The Parliament was not consulted when the President incorporated Article 35A into the Constitution through a Presidential Order issued under Article 370.

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