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SC Discusses Referring The Matter Concerning Abrogation of Article 370 To A Larger Bench: Kashmir Issue

Lawstreet Journal 21 Jan 2020 10:31pm

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The Supreme Court today (January 21, 2020) while hearing all the challenges against the abrogation of Article 370 of the  Constitution of India, 1949 considered referring the matter to a larger bench.

Article 370 was abrogated last year on 5th August 2019. The article used to give a special status to Jammu and Kashmir. A Five- Judges bench will now look into the various aspects of this abrogation. This Bench will have Justices NV Ramana, SK Kaul, R Subhash Reddy, BR Gavai and Surya Kant as its members. 

The Supreme Court earlier had heard the matter for two days before going on its winter break. Now the five- judges constitution bench will resume hearing the matter again.

Senior Counsel Rajiv Dhawan urged the court to excuse him from arguing toady. He also asked those counsels who were arguing in favour of the constitution of a larger bench to argue about specific points seeking reference and the substantive questions of merit involved in matter. While agreeing with Rajiv Dhawan, Justice SK Kaul said that, "If you think that this Bench cannot put quietus to the question, then argue on the preliminary issue of reference only, not on the substantive questions involved." 

Senior Advocates Dinesh Dwivedi and Sanjay Parekh were arguing in favour of the reference of the matter to a larger bench. While other counsels and and the Attorney General of India KK Venugopal were arguing that the matter shouldn’t be referred to a larger bench. 

When the court was hearing the side… Continue Reading...

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