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Article 370: Supreme Court fixes November 14 for hearing Centre's response

The apex court also put embargo on filing of any fresh writ petition challenging constitutional validity on abrogation of Article 370

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India

The on Tuesday fixed November 14 to commence hearing on a batch of petitions challenging constitutional validity of the Centre's decision to abrogate that gave special status to

A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice N V Ramana allowed the Centre and the administration to file counter-affidavits on petitions challenging scrapping of

The top court refused the plea of petitioners that not more than 2 weeks be given to the Centre and J&K administration for filing counter-affidavits.

The apex court also put embargo on filing of any fresh writ petition challenging constitutional validity on abrogation of

The bench said one week time would be for the petitioners to file their replies to the counter-affidavit that would be filed by the Centre and administration within four weeks.

"We have to allow the Centre and the J&K administration to file counter-affidavit otherwise we can't decide the matter," the bench also comprising justices S K Kaul, R Subhash Reddy, B R Gavai and Surya Kant said.

First Published: Tue, October 01 2019. 12:25 IST
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