SC sets up five-judge constitution bench headed by Justice NV Ramana to hear pleas on abrogation of Article 370

Several petitions have been filed challenging Centre's decision abrogating Article 370 provisions and bifurcating the state into UTs of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh

Press Trust of India September 28, 2019 15:37:24 IST
SC sets up five-judge constitution bench headed by Justice NV Ramana to hear pleas on abrogation of Article 370
  • SC on Saturday set up a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice NV Ramana to hear a batch of pleas related to abrogation of Article 370

  • From beginning of next month, the bench will commence hearing to examine constitutional validity of scrapping of Article 370 provisions, the subsequent presidential orders on it

  • Several petitions have been filed challenging Centre's decision abrogating Article 370 provisions and bifurcating the state into UTs of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court on Saturday set up a five-judge constitution bench headed by Justice NV Ramana to hear a batch of pleas related to abrogation of Article 370 provisions that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

SC sets up fivejudge constitution bench headed by Justice NV Ramana to hear pleas on abrogation of Article 370

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From the beginning of next month, the bench will commence hearing to examine the constitutional validity of the scrapping of the article's provisions and the subsequent presidential orders on it, an official source said.

While referring to the batch of petitions to the Constitution bench, a bench headed by chief justice Ranjan Gogoi in August had said the larger bench will commence hearing on the issue in the first week of October.

Several petitions have been filed challenging the Centre's decision of abrogating the Article 370 provisions and bifurcating the state into Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
The UTs will come into being on 31 October.

Petitions have also been filed by the National Conference, the Sajjad Lone-led Peoples Conference and several other individuals, including the first plea filed by advocate ML Sharma. Besides the bench for hearing Article 370 matters, the apex court has also constituted a three-judge bench for hearing matters on capital punishment and two other benches, comprising two judges each, to hear tax matters.

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