Article 370 petitions over IOK: New development reported from the Indian Supreme Court
NEW DELHI – Over the Article 370 petitions on Indian Occupied Kashmir, New developments have been reported from the Indian Supreme Court, media has reported.
The Indian Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday fixed November 14 for hearing on petitions challenging constitutional validity of the Centre’s decision to abrogate Article 370 that gave special status to Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK).
A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice N V Ramana allowed the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration to file counter-affidavits on petitions challenging scrapping of Article 370.
The bench said one week time would be for the petitioners to file their replies to the counter-affidavit that would be filed by the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir administration within four weeks.
“We have to allow the Centre and the IoK administration to file counter-affidavit otherwise we can’t decide the matter,” the bench also comprising justices S K Kaul, R Subhash Reddy, B R Gavai and Surya Kant said.