The hearing is scheduled to take place on July 11 and will be presided over by a five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud.
SNS KASHMIR NEWS DESK
New Delhi, July 3, 2023:
In a significant development, a Constitution bench of the Supreme Court is set to hear a batch of petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370, which granted special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. The hearing is scheduled to take place on July 11 and will be presided over by a five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud.
The bench, comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Sanjiv Khanna, BR Gavai, and Surya Kant, will delve into the matter that has been a subject of considerable debate since the BJP-led government’s decision on August 5, 2019.
With over 20 petitions pending before the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional amendment, the upcoming hearing holds immense significance for both proponents and critics of the move. The abrogation of Article 370 effectively revoked the special autonomous status enjoyed by Jammu and Kashmir and led to its bifurcation into two Union Territories, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
The petitioners assert that the government’s action infringed upon the principles of federalism and constitutional propriety. They contend that Article 370 formed a cornerstone of the relationship between the Union of India and the state of Jammu and Kashmir, providing the region with a unique status and certain special privileges.
The Supreme Court’s decision in this case is anticipated to have far-reaching implications for the constitutional interpretation of Article 370, as well as its impact on the region’s political and administrative landscape.
The bench, led by Chief Justice Chandrachud, has previously handled numerous high-profile cases and earned a reputation for delivering landmark judgments. As the apex court prepares to hear these contentious petitions, legal experts and the general public alike await the outcome, which is poised to shape the future trajectory of Jammu and Kashmir’s constitutional framework.
The hearing on July 11 will mark a crucial milestone in the legal battle surrounding the abrogation of Article 370, setting the stage for a significant judicial examination of the constitutional validity of the government’s decision.