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What kind of petition is this? SC on pleas against Article 370 revocation

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the petition by advocate M L Sharma challenging the scrapping of Article 370 has "no meaning"

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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A general view of the Supreme Court | Photo: Aashish Aryan

The on Friday expressed anguish over "defective" petitions challenging scrapping of provisions of of the Constitution.

A bench headed by Chief Justice said the petition by advocate M L Sharma challenging the scrapping of has "no meaning".

"What kind of petition is this? It could have been dismissed but there are 5 other pleas with the registry," the bench also comprising S A Bobde and S A Najeer said.

"You are not praying for setting aside the Presidential order. What is the prayer it is not clear. It can be dismissed on technical grounds," the bench said and added that there were five other petitions in the registry which are defective.

The CJI said he spent 30 minutes reading the petition on but could not make out anything.

The apex court asked lawyers to cure defects in their six petitions on Article 370 and adjourned the hearing.

The bench also noted that it was hearing the petition on Article 370 by breaking the combination of judges hearing the sensitive Ayodhya matter.

First Published: Fri, August 16 2019. 11:40 IST
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