Article 370 challenged, Delhi HC reserves order on plea

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court today reserved its judgement on a plea challenging the constitutional validity of Article 370 of the Constitution that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

A Bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath said that they will consider it and pass an order.

During the brief hearing, the counsel appearing for state of Jammu and Kashmir told the bench that a similar issue was raised before the Supreme Court but it had refused to intervene in it.

The counsel claimed that the PIL was “nothing but a politically motivated petition”.

Countering the submissions, the lawyer appearing for petitioner Kumari Vijayalakshmi Jha argued that the issue raised by him before the high court was different from the matter which was put before the apex court.

In the plea, the petitioner has contended that Article 370 was a temporary provision that had lapsed with dissolution of the state’s Constituent Assembly in 1957.



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