New Delhi: Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to hear the petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir on a day-to-day basis from August 2.
Along with revoke of Article 370, the Jammu and Kashmir state was also divided into two Union Territories.
“The hearing of the petitions before the Constitution Bench shall commence on August 2, 10:30 am, and then proceed on a day-to-day basis, barring miscellaneous days, that is Monday and Friday,” said Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud. The other members of the Constitution Bencha are Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Sanjiv Khanna, BR Gavai and Surya Kant.
On Tuesday, the bench ordered that no more submissions will be allowed after July 27. The apex court appointed advocates S Prasanna and Kanu Agarwal as nodal counsels for the preparation of common convenience compilations.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the court that the centre has filed an additional affidavit setting out its view on developments after the notification of Article 370’s abrogation.
In the affidavit, which was filed yesterday, the centre had said the move to scrap Article 370 in August 2019 has led to an “unprecedented era of peace” in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
Article 370 was scrapped in August 2019 after which the Parliament passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act to bifurcate the state.