Abrogation of Article 370: SC issues notice to Centre
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Abrogation of Article 370: SC issues notice to Centre

August 28, 2019

Constitution Bench to hear the petitions in October

New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) Bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, issued notice to the Central Government on the plea filed by a batch of petitioners on abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35 (A) in Jammu and Kashmir and said that the matter will be heard by a five-Judge Constitution Bench in the first week of October.

The Apex Court has also sought a detailed report within a week on the petition filed by Kashmir Times Executive Editor Anuradha Bhasin, which has sought relaxation of alleged restrictions imposed on journalists following the scrapping for special status to Jammu and Kashmir. 

The Supreme Court also said that a five-Judge Constitution Bench will hear the petitions related to the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35(A) in Jammu and Kashmir in the first week of October. 

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta and Attorney General K.K. Venugopal argued against the issuing of notice to the Central Government saying that the case was sensitive and the notice by the Apex Court would have international “repercussions.” The Court, meanwhile, refused a request to appoint an interlocutor for Jammu & Kashmir. 

In other related orders, the Supreme Court Bench, comprising Justices S.A. Bobde and S.Abdul Nazeer, allowed CPM leader Sitaram Yechury to visit J&K to meet his party leader and former MLA Yousuf Tarigami.

It may be recalled that the PM Narendra Modi-led NDA Government on Aug.5 had scrapped Article 370 and Article 35 (A) at J&K and bifurcated the State into two Union Territories — J&K and Ladakh.

ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “Abrogation of Article 370: SC issues notice to Centre”

  1. Raghu says:

    BY PHILIP ARINGADA,
    SUPREME COURT LAWYER.
    VERY RELEVANT.

    When ever asked about solving J&K problems, the answer of Congress Leaders was that, “we cannot withstand international pressure.”

    “The muslim countries will turn against us and we will be starving for petroleum…. ”

    When Army was advancing to the international border of J&K, Indira Gandhi asked FM Manekshaw to withdraw…. reason sighted was international pressure.

    When Narasimha Rao planned nuclear tests, he withdrew, due to international pressure.

    When dealing decisively against terrorism, Congress leaders again cited international pressure, for soft pedalling.

    “We cannot antagonise Muslim world. ” we were taught.

    During every elections, the local leaders kept on saying to the electorate that, if BJP comes to power, we may have to travel on bulluck carts, as Muslim world will stop petroleum supply to India…. that’s international pressure.

    When we tried that time to address OPEC nations, we were humiliated at the instance of Pakistan. Our envoy had to sit in his hotel room, while Pakistani envoy proudly attended the meeting. We came back, hiding our insult out of international pressure.

    When Vajpayee conducted nuclear tests, international pressure evaporated.

    When we acted decisively against terrorism across border, and within also, international pressure evaporated.

    When J&K was made an integral part of India, by abrogation of Article 370, international pressure evaporated.

    When we were to address OPEC nations, Pakistan envoy sat in his hotel room and our Foreign Minister spoke proudly in that meet…
    Pakistan returned, without attending the meet, humiliated. Then also, international pressure evaporated.

    When India attacked terrorists across the border at Balakot, none of the Muslim nations came in support of Pakistan. But, many of the Muslim countries openly supported India. Pkease remember, both Israel and Muslim world together supported India. There also, international pressure evaporated.

    When we removed Triple Talaq as well,
    international pressure evaporated.

    The Muslim world, one by one are decorating Indian Prime Minister with their Highest Civilian Awards.
    There also, international pressure evaporated.

    So what kept the international pressure so dominant in the congress regime?

    Was it the unaccounted money deposited by their leaders in the international market, which made them so vulnerable?

    The ploy of Muslim world and petroleum siege was only to hide the reality ?

    Do I have reason to doubt…. 🤔

    Adv. A. C. Philip

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