Article 35 A hearing live updates: CJI Dipak Misra says three-judge bench should hear matter, next hearing on August 27

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Article 35 A Live Updates: The Supreme court has deferred the hearing on the validity of Article 35A in Jammu and Kashmir by two weeks. The top court further added that the matter will be decided by a bench three-judge headed by Chief Justice of India.

SC to hear batch of petitions on the validity of Article 35A in J&K

Article 35 A of Indian Constitution Live Updates: The Supreme court onMonday deferred the hearing on the validity of Article 35A in Jammu and Kashmir by two weeks. The top court further added that the matter will be decided by a bench three-judge headed by Chief Justice of India. During the hearing, CJI Dipak Misra also observed that the top court has to consider whether Article 35-A goes against the basic structure of the Constitution or not. Article 35A guarantees special privileges to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The petition seeking the scrapping of the Article 35A was filed in 2014 by a New Delhi- based NGO ‘We the Citizens’. In its petition, ‘We the Citizens’ has appealed to the apex court to abolish the law on the grounds that it was unconstitutional. The state government has filed an application before the Registrar of the top court that it is going to seek an adjournment of the hearing citing forthcoming panchayat, urban local body and municipal elections.

Separatist organisations have called a bandh in several areas like Srinagar, Baramulla, Sopore, Handwara, Kupwara, Pattan and Bandipore towns. All educational institutes and business establishments are closed. Security has been tightened across the valley to avoid any mishap. Article 35A guarantees special rights and privileges to the permanent residents of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It denies property rights to a native woman who marries a person from outside the state.

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  • 11:50 (IST)

    J&K Governor must ensure that the state is on a strong legal foot: PDP

    People's Democratic Party led by former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today said, "Deferment of SC hearing is nothing to be celebrated about. GoI will have to take a clear stand & the Hon. must ensure that the state is on a strong legal foot. The pot continues to boil, uncertainity hovering above us."

    Deferment of SC hearing is nothing to be celebrated about. GoI will have to take a clear stand & the Hon. @jandkgovernor must ensure that the state is on a strong legal foot. The pot continues to boil, uncertainity hovering above us. #Article35A

  • 11:38 (IST)

    Subramanian Swamy hopes top court repeals Article 35-A

    BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today hope that the Supreme Court will strike down the  Article 35A of the Constitution that grants special privileges to the residents of Jammu and Kashmir. Speaking to ANI, Swamy also added that Article 35A is against women's right. "We can't be terrorised by all this. This is clear that they (protestors) all are doing it under the instigation of extremist elements and Pakistan to not allow any change. This Article 35A is against the rights for women and is unconstitutional too. Therefore, we would like to see the Supreme Court strike it down." 

11:50 (IST) 06 Aug 2018
J&K Governor must ensure that the state is on a strong legal foot: PDP

People's Democratic Party led by former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today said, "Deferment of SC hearing is nothing to be celebrated about. GoI will have to take a clear stand & the Hon. must ensure that the state is on a strong legal foot. The pot continues to boil, uncertainity hovering above us."

Deferment of SC hearing is nothing to be celebrated about. GoI will have to take a clear stand & the Hon. @jandkgovernor must ensure that the state is on a strong legal foot. The pot continues to boil, uncertainity hovering above us. #Article35A

11:45 (IST) 06 Aug 2018
Abhishek Manu Singhvi asks BJP not to blame Congress for Article 35A

Congress leader and Lok Sabha MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi today asked Bharatiya Janata Party not to blame Congress for the imposition of Article 35A in Jammu and Kashmir. In a tweet, Singhvi said, "Why are BJP supporters still blaming Congress for ?We are not even in power. Please dont make a fool of yourself and ask your party which has a majority in Parliament to fulfill your wish." 

Why are BJP supporters still blaming Congress for #Article35A ?We are not even in power. Please dont make a fool of yourself and ask your party which has a majority in Parliament to fulfill your wish.

11:38 (IST) 06 Aug 2018
Subramanian Swamy hopes top court repeals Article 35-A

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today hope that the Supreme Court will strike down the  Article 35A of the Constitution that grants special privileges to the residents of Jammu and Kashmir. Speaking to ANI, Swamy also added that Article 35A is against women's right. "We can't be terrorised by all this. This is clear that they (protestors) all are doing it under the instigation of extremist elements and Pakistan to not allow any change. This Article 35A is against the rights for women and is unconstitutional too. Therefore, we would like to see the Supreme Court strike it down." 

11:32 (IST) 06 Aug 2018
Omar Abdullah on Article 35A

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said, "Protecting is a tacit acceptance that J&K’s future lies within the Constitution of India otherwise how would it matter if it were struck down or diluted?" 

Protecting #Article35A is a tacit acceptance that J&K’s future lies within the Constitution of India otherwise how would it matter if it were struck down or diluted?

11:23 (IST) 06 Aug 2018
Attorney General seeks adjournment of the hearing in SC

Attorney General K K Venugopal has sought an adjournment of the hearing on the validity of Article 35A in Supreme Court. Venugopal said, " The dialogue is going on and this court should adjourn the matter." 

11:20 (IST) 06 Aug 2018
SC to decide whether Article 35 A goes against basic structure of Constitution

The top court will decide whether imposition of Article 35 A in Jammu and Kashmir goes against basic structure of Constitution of India or not. 

11:15 (IST) 06 Aug 2018
3 Judge Bench to decide whether a Constitution Bench to hear the PIL or not: CJI

Chief Justice of India today said that a bench of three judges headed by him will decide whether a Constitution bench will hear the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) or not. The CJI also stated that it's the top court's duty to examine whether Article 35 A in Jammu and Kashmir is valid or not. 

11:11 (IST) 06 Aug 2018
SC to hear petitions challenging the validity of Article 35A on Aug 27

The top court on Monday deferred the hearing on a bunch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35A. The top court will hear the matter again on August 27. 

11:01 (IST) 06 Aug 2018
Separatist leaders put under house arrest

Amid the tense situation in valley, the state administration has put separatist leaders- Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq under house arrest. However, Yasin Malik, chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), has evaded arrest by going underground.

10:59 (IST) 06 Aug 2018
Bandh affects normal life in Kashmir valley

Amid the shutdown called by various separatists organisation, normal life remained affected for the second consecutive day today. The shutdown was called by a Separatist conglomerate, Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) to raise support for Article 35 A.  Business establishments like Shops, markets, public transport etc and educational institutions remained closed and other district headquarters of the valley. 

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