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SC to listen to pleas in opposition to scrapping of Article 370 after Dussehra break

The Supreme Court docket on Friday stated it should take up petitions difficult the modifications made to Article 370 of the Structure which granted particular standing to Jammu and Kashmir in addition to these on the previous state’s reconstitution into the Union territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh for listening to after the Dussehra break.

The matter was talked about earlier than a three-judge bench presided by Chief Justice of India U U Lalit. “We will definitely record it,” the CJI advised the counsel who submitted that it is a vital constitutional matter and has been pending for a very long time. The bench stated will probably be taken up when the courtroom reopens after the Dussehra recess. The apex courtroom can be on Dussehra break from October 3 and can reopen on October 10.

Petitions difficult the August 2019 resolution of the Union authorities final got here up within the Supreme Court docket on March 2, 2020, when a five-judge bench presided by Justice N V Ramana rejected the prayer to refer the petitions to a bigger bench. The courtroom, nevertheless, made it clear that its order “is confined to the restricted preliminary situation of whether or not the matter ought to be referred to a bigger Bench” and “haven’t thought of any situation on the deserves of the dispute”.

The opposite members on the bench had been Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, R Subhash Reddy, B R Gavai and Surya Kant. Justice Reddy retired in January this 12 months whereas Justice Ramana retired as Chief Justice of India final month.

Consequently, the bench will now should be reconstituted. There are as many as 23 petitions pending earlier than the courtroom. They problem the Presidential Orders of August 5 and 6, 2019 in addition to ‘The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019.’

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