Scrapping of Article 370: India’s Top Court issues notice to govt

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

28th Aug, 2019. 12:49 pm
Scrapping of Article 370

Supreme Court of India on Wednesday issued a notice to the federal government on all petitions challenging the revocation of Article 370.

Indian Supreme Court said while hearing pleas against the repeal of special status in J&K today that Petitions related to the abrogation of Article 370 will be heard by a five-judge Constitution Bench in October.

Indian top court also issued notices to the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir administration on the pleas.

The bench said, “We know what to do, we have passed the order, we are not going to change.”

The petition against the scrapping of Article 370 has been filed by advocate ML Sharma, National Conference MPs Mohd Akbar Lone and Justice (rtd) Hasnain Masoodi have challenged the changes made in the constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir by the Centre.

Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Shah Faesal and former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leader Shehla Rashid and several others including eminent persons like Radha Kumar also joined to challenge article 370 scrapping.

A petition has also been filed by CPM leader Sitaram Yechury seeking production of his party colleague Mohd Tarigami who has been detained by the authorities.

All the matters relating to Article 370 and subsequent developments are listed for hearing before a bench headed by Chief Justice indian supreme court Ranjan Gogoi.

On 5th August the Indian government revoked Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Occupying administration has imposed a curfew in occupied Kashmir, suspended telephone and internet services, and detained the local leadership.

According to the Constitution of India, Article 370 provides provisions regarding special autonomy to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

As per Article 35A, a person cannot acquire any immovable proper in Kashmir if he or she is not a permanent resident of the region.

Article 370 guarantees special status to Kashmir region, restricting the Indian state’s legislative powers.

Pakistan had strongly condemned the unprecedented New Delhi’s move to revoke Kashmir’s special status.

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