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SC lists pleas against abrogation of article 370 after summer vacation

The court agreed to re-constitute a five-judge bench to hear pleas after summer vacation

Jammu and Kashmir | Article 370 | Supreme Court

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Supreme Court

The on Monday agreed to consider listing after summer vacation the pleas challenging the Centre's decision to abrogate provisions of which had given special status to .

A bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justice Hima Kohli took note of the submissions of senior advocate Shekhar Naphade, appearing for one of the petitioners, that the plea needed urgent hearing in view of the delimitation exercise being carried out in the state.

This is the matter. The delimitation is also going on, the senior lawyer said.

"Let me see," the CJI said, adding, This is a five-judge matter. I will have to reconstitute the bench.

The court agreed to re-constitute a five-judge bench to hear pleas after summer vacation.

Several petitions challenging the Centre's decision to abrogate provisions of and the Reorganisation Act, 2019, which splits J-K into two Union Territories -- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh -- were referred to a Constitution Bench headed by Justice N V Ramana in 2019 by the then CJI Ranjan Gogoi.

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First Published: Mon, April 25 2022. 13:52 IST