SRINAGAR — Hearing a batch of pleas challenging the abrogation of Article 370, the Supreme Court on Tuesday listed the matter for hearing on August 2 again and stated that the hearing will take place on a day-to-day basis.
As per details available with the news agency KNS, a 5-judge constitutional bench headed by Chief Justice of India, DY Chandrachud listed the matter again for hearing on August 2 after hearing arguments from the Centre.
CJI Chandrachud stated that the hearing of the petitions shall commence on August 2 at 10:30 am and shall thereafter continue on a day-to-day except miscellaneous days.
He also said that the nodal counsel shall ensure that the compilations are indexed to facilitate the hearing. “The written submissions shall also be filed on or before July 27. No further additions to the convenience compilation shall be permissible,” he said.
Meanwhile, IAS officer Shah Faesal and Shehla Rashid informed the Supreme Court through their lawyer that they don’t want to be part of the petitions challenging the dilution of Article 370.
The Supreme Court deleted their names from the array of parties. The case has now been renamed as “In Re: Article 370”.
The Supreme Court, for the first time, had listed a batch of pleas challenging the abrogation of Article 370 that gave Jammu and Kashmir a special status.
Article 370 was abrogated by the Centre on August 5, 2019, the day when the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated into two Union Territories viz Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.