Article 370

SRINAGAR — The Supreme Court on Friday said that it will list the petitions challenging the abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 after Dussehra festival.

Chief Justice of India UU Lalit said, “We will certainly list that” in response to an urgent mention made by a counsel to list the matters.

It may be noted that in 2019, the petitions were referred to a Constitution Bench comprising Justices N V Ramana, Sanjay Kishan Kaul, R Subhash Reddy, one of the members of the Bench retired in January this year. The CJI was probably referring to this fact while saying that he will have to reconstitute the Bench.

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