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Article 370 Hearing: Ruckus Between AG/SG And Rajiv Dhavan On 5th Day Of Hearing; SC Reserves Order On Reference To Larger Bench

Lawstreet Journal 24 Jan 2020 4:31am

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A five-Judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justices NV Ramana and comprising Justices SK Kaul, R Subhash Reddy, BR Gavai and Surya Kantis presently hearing the matters related to the constitutional validity of the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution which has effectively removed the special status granted to the Jammu & Kashmir state. Today was the 5th day of hearing and some interesting exchanges between Attorney General (AG) KK Venugopal, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta and Senior Advocate Rajiv Dhavan took place in the court room. 

Senior advocate Rajiv Dhavan conveyed to the court at the beginning that he supports the AG in question of reference to a larger bench, as there is no need to do it. 

AG countered to the submissions made by Senior Advocate Zafar Ahmed Shah yesterday by saying that the tribesmen under command of Pakistan army officials had come till Baramulla & “raped & killed right through” prompting the then Maharaja to seek help of Indian army. He also explained on how accession of J&K to the Indian Union had taken place and added that “it is irreversible”.

AG KK Venugopal while defending the government’s move to abrogate Article 370 told the Supreme Court that “the sovereignty of J&K was always temporary and India is after all a Union of States.”

AG apprised the court that there is no conflict between Prem Nath Kaul vs The State of Jammu & Kashmir [AIR 1959 SC 749] and Sampat Prakash vs State of Jammu & Kashmir & Anr [AIR 1970 SC 1118] necessitating reference of the matter… Continue Reading...

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