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Article 370: Supreme Court to deliver verdict on Monday

News Agencies

New Delhi, Dec 8: The Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on petitions challenging the constitutional validity of changes made to Article 370 which guaranteed special status to Jammu and Kashmir on December 11.

A five-judge Constitution bench presided by Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud was hearing the batch of petitions. The Bench had reserved the judgment on September 5 after a marathon 16-day hearing.

The petitioners, besides arguing against the revocation of Article 370, also challenged the J&K Reorganization Act, which bifurcated the erstwhile state into Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh.

A wide spectrum of issues were discussed during the marathon 16-day hearing including the constitutional validity of the Centre’s August 5, 2019 decision to abrogate the provision, the validity of Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, which split the erstwhile state into two Union Territories, challenges to imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir on June 20, 2018 and imposition of President’s rule in the erstwhile state on December 19, 2018 and its extension on July 3, 2019.

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