For your information, let us tell you that the news is that a petition filed regarding the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has been rejected by the Supreme Court on Monday. A bench of Justice SK Kaul and Justice AS Oka on behalf of two residents of Kashmir challenged the decision of the Delimitation Commission to set up the Assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir in the petition. But the verdict was given. Justice Oka, while delivering the judgment, said that nothing in this judgment shall be deemed to be an endorsement of the exercise of power under Clauses 1 and 3 of Article 370 of the Constitution. The bench is learned to have said that the issue of legality of exercise of power relating to Article 370 is the subject matter of pending petitions before the apex court.
It is being told that the apex court is considering petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Centre’s decision to abrogate most of the provisions of Article 370 on August 5, 2019. Several petitions have been filed in the apex court challenging the Centre’s decision to abrogate most of the provisions of Article 370 and provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019, which bifurcated the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories – Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh. was divided into
Along with this, the Central Government had canceled the special status of Jammu and Kashmir by repealing most of the provisions of Article 370. The top court had on December 1 last year reserved its verdict on a plea challenging the government’s decision to set up the delimitation commission. During the hearing on December 1 last year, the Center had told the top court that the Delimitation Commission constituted for redrawing of assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir has the right to do so.
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