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SC refuses urgent hearing to two pleas related to abrogation of Articles 370, 35A

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SC refuses urgent hearing to two pleas related to abrogation of Articles 370, 35A
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The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to accord urgent hearing to two pleas related to abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir.

In the first plea filed by Advocate Manohar Lal Sharma challenging the abrogation of Article 370, a division bench headed by Justice N V Ramana told Sharma: “The matter would be placed before the appropriate bench that is the CJI, for listing the matter.”

Justice Ramana also refuted the suggestion of Sharma in which he said that United Nations (UN) can be approached.

“Can UN stay constitutional amendments done by Indian Parliament?” asks Justice Ramana.

The second plea which was mentioned today for urgent hearing was filed by Tehseen Poonawalla seeking withdrawal of curfew, blocking of phone lines, internet, news channels and other restrictions from Jammu & Kashmir. The plea further sought immediate release of political leaders opposition the abrogation of Article 370 from illegal custody.

A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice NV Ramana told the petitioner that the matter would be placed before CJI for listing.

It may be recalled that President had abrogated some provisions of Article 370 and Article 35A. Following the abrogation order, the Parliament had passed the Jammu & Kashmir Reorganization Bill, 2019 allowing the bifurcation of the state into two union territories — Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

—India Legal Bureau      

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