New Delhi, Aug 8: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the central government over Delhi High Court plea challenging Article 370 of the Constitution which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
A bench comprising of Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justices AK Goel and DY Chandrachud sought response from the Centre within four weeks.
The petition filed by Kumari Vijayalakshmi Jha in Delhi High Court, says that Article 370 has lapsed and urged that the separate constitution of Jammu and Kashmir to be declared as illegal.
Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti while supporting the people of her state vehemently refuted the idea of revoking the state’s special status granted as per Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, and stated the flag and the special status were a crucial element of preserving the Valley’s culture and heritage.
The plea in Supreme Court comes at a time when there is a political storm over Article 35A of the Constitution is brewing across the state.