pil in supreme court on article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir
There has been no hearing in this case since 2020
The hearing of the Article 370 case before a five-judge bench began in December 2019 after about 4 months in a notification issued by the Center in August 2019. A preliminary issue raised in the case was whether the case should be assigned to a seven-judge bench or two five-judge benches had a difference of opinion. In a judgment dated March 2, 2020, the Constitution Bench held that there is no need to refer a matter challenging a public President’s order under Article 370 to a larger bench. Applications could not be heard after 2 March 2020. Later, a virtual hearing started in the court regarding Corona.
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On 5 August 2019, the central government took a big decision
Now the court has agreed to come out of cold storage. Petitions are pending before a 5-judge Constitution Bench. The petition challenged the decision to abrogate Article 370 and Article 35(A). Which removed the special status in Jammu and Kashmir through the President’s order on 5 August 2019. Some of these states have also challenged the bifurcation into two union territories of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh. The split is effective from October 31.
These people have applied
The main petitioners in the Article 370 petitions are National Conference MP Akbar Lone Hasnain Masoodi, Jammu Kashmir People’s Conference President Sajjad Lone, former army officers and bureaucrats, Shehla Rashid, lawyers ML Sharma, Shakir Shabbir and Shoab Qureshi. The Center on August 5 justified the President’s proclamation abrogating Article 370 by saying that the provision did not allow for proper integration of Jammu and Kashmir with India.
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