Supreme Court won’t hear Article 35A case on Oct 23

The Supreme Court of India will not resume hearing of public interest litigations (PILs) seeking abrogation of Article 35A of Indian Constitution on its scheduled date on October 23, reports said.

Earlier, the apex court had agreed to hear the PIL after Diwali.

According to the reports, the matter was scheduled to be heard on October 23 but the hearing has been withdrawn from the list.

Article 35, which grants special powers to the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir was challenged in the apex court of the country earlier this year.

In August, an SC bench headed by Justice JS Khehar had accepted the plea of the Jammu and Kashmir government that the pleas challenging Article 35A and Section 6 of the Jammu and Kashmir Constitution be heard after Diwali.

The bench included Justices Dipak Misra and DY Chandrachud as well.

Former PDP leader and now Congress member, Tariq Hameed Karra, is also a private party in the case.

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