Constitution Bench To Review Centre’s Move On Article 370, Govt to respond within 7 days

Supreme Court of India
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New Delhi, Aug 28 : The Supreme Court has issued notice to Centre and others and ruled that a five-judge Constitution Bench will hear all the petitions related to abrogation of Article 370, in the first week of October.

The court has sought a detailed response from the Centre within 7 days. Supreme Court has refused the request from the Centre to appoint an interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir.

The bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi further said all petitions challenging the scrapping of J&K’s special status will now be heard by a five-judge Constitution Bench in the first week of October. The petitions had challenged, among other things, the abrogation of Article 370 by the Central government.

The Supreme Court also issued a notice to the Centre on the plea by Kashmir Times Executive Editor, Anuradha Bhasin, seeking a direction for relaxing restrictions on the internet, landline and other communication channels.

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