SC to deliver landmark verdict on Article 370 abrogation on December 11

SRINAGAR — A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud, will deliver one of the most awaited court verdicts on Monday, December 11, when it rules on the constitutionality of abrogation of Article 370 and reorganization of Jammu & Kashmir into two Union Territories.

The five-judge constitution bench, also comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Sanjiv Khanna, BR Gavai, and Surya Kant, is expected to pronounce its verdict on the case on Monday, news agency KNO reported.

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In August 2019, the Union Government had abrogated the Article 370 and reorganized Jammu & Kashmir into two UTs.

Several petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370 were filed in the Supreme Court by different parties. Several political parties including the National Conference and Peoples Conference had also challenged the Centre’s decision.

After hearing the matter for 16 days, the Supreme Court had reserved its verdict in the case on September 05.

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