SC to decide if Article 370 cases should he heard by larger bench or not, verdict on Monday
The Supreme Court will on Monday deliver its verdict deciding whether cases related to Article 370 should be heard by a larger bench of the court or not.
These cases were filed in the Supreme Court following the Narendra Modi government’s move to abrogate Article 370 of the Indian Constitution and scrap the special status enjoyed by Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 last year. Most of the pleas were filed challenging the legality of this decision.
A total of 23 petitions have been filed on issues related to the abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35a of the Indian Constitution.
These include petitions filed by former IAS officer Shah Faisal, lleaders like MY Tarigami and Farrow Ahmad Dar, the People’s Union for Civil Liberties, refugees from West Pakistan, and petitions by Kashmiri Pandit women, among others.
On Monday, the Supreme Court will only be deciding whether these cases should be referred to a seven-member bench or not.
The question of whether the Modi government’s decision to abrogate Article 370 was legal or not will be decided later on.