‘Will certainly list the matter: SC agrees to hear pleas against Article 370 abrogation after Dussehra break
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider listing after Dussehra break the pleas against the Centre’s decision to abrogate provisions of Article 370, which had accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and bifurcate the erstwhile state into two Union territories.
“We will certainly list the matter,” said a bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana.
A number of petitions challenging the Centre’s decision to scrap provisions of Article 370 and the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, which splits the erstwhile state into two Union Territories, were referred to a Constitution Bench headed by Ramana in 2019 by the then CJI Ranjan Gogoi.
On August 5, 2019, the Narendra Modi-led Central government announced its decision to revoke the provisions of Article 370 and the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, and divided the erstwhile state into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh