SC issues notice to the Centre on plea challenging article 370

After Supreme Court admits a plea challenging the legality of Article 370 of the Constitution and the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir, it has issued a notice to the Centre Government and sought a response on the issue.

A bench headed by Chief Justice J.S. Khehar sought the Centre’s response on the issue before the next date of hearing.

In April, the Delhi high court dismissed the plea by Kumari Vijaylakshmi Jha, contending that Article 370 was a temporary provision that had lapsed with dissolution of the state’s Constituent Assembly in 1957. Jha had moved the apex court challenging the dismissal.

More details awaited.

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