SC refuses early hearing on plea seeking quashing of order abrogating Art 370


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to give an urgent hearing to a petition seeking quashing of the gazette notification aborting Article 370 of the constitution in Jammu and Kashmir.

A two-judge bench of the apex court headed by Justice NV Ramana and also comprising Justice Ajay Rastogi refused to give an urgent hearing on the mentioning by lawyer Manohar Lal Sharma.

Sharma had moved the top court seeking quashing of the Union Of India’s Gazette notification of August 5, 2019, for amending Article 367 of the Constitution pertaining to Presidential order on Article 370.

Sharma, in his petition, claimed that the Gazette notification was illegal and unconstitutional.

On Monday, the government had revoked some provisions of Article 370 to take away Jammu and Kashmir's special status and brought in a bill for splitting the state into two Union territories, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah later withdrew the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (2nd Amendment) Bill, 2019, in Lok Sabha, saying that the clauses incorporated in the legislation will automatically come into effect in the two new Union Territories.

On Tuesday, the Parliament had approved a resolution abrogating special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and a bill for splitting the state into two Union Territories.


With inputs from ANI

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