Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh to have common high court, 108 Central laws to be applicable to UTs, says chief of State Judicial Academy

  • The Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh will have a common high court, state judicial academy's Director Rajeev Gupta said on Sunday

  • He also said 108 Central Laws would be applicable for the two Union Territories while 164 state laws would be repealed and 166 state laws will continue to be applicable

  • The Centre had on 5 August nullified Article 370 of the Constitution, revoking the special status of the state

Jammu: The Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh will have a common high court, state judicial academy's Director Rajeev Gupta said on Sunday. He also said 108 Central Laws would be applicable for the two Union Territories while 164 state laws would be repealed and 166 state laws will continue to be applicable.

 Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh to have common high court, 108 Central laws to be applicable to UTs, says chief of State Judicial Academy

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The Centre had on 5 August nullified Article 370 of the Constitution, revoking the special status of the state. Parliament approved the resolution in this regard and also passed the bill on the bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories.

Later on 9 August, President Ram Nath Kovind gave assent to the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, bifurcating the two Union Territories, which will come into existence on 31 October.

Speaking at a refresher programme, organised by the SJA on topic "Appreciation of evidence with specific reference to Dying Declaration, Accomplice Statement and Confessional Statement” for Session Judges of Jammu province, Gupta discussed the effects of J&K Reorganization Act, 2019 on State Laws in Jammu and Kashmir and the pending cases.

He said the legislative Assembly will be formed in Jammu and Kashmir as Union Territory but there will be no legislative Assembly in the Union Territory of Ladakh as it will be directly controlled by the Union government.

"There will be a common High Court for the UTs of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Existing law and procedure for practice in the high court will remain the same," he said.

 

Updated Date: Sep 08, 2019 21:52:04 IST