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Article 370 not a temporary provision, rules Supreme Court

top court was hearing an appeal filed by petitioner Kumari Vijayalakshmi Jha

In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court said that Article 370 of the Constitution which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir is not a temporary provision.

It need be earlier also been mentioned by the Supreme Court in its earlier verdict of 2017 in the SARFAESI case.

Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appearing for the central government during the hearing said that the matter be heard after some time as similar matters are pending before the court and are to be listed shortly.

It also needs to be mentioned that senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan and advocate Shoeb Alam appearing for the Jammu and Kashmir government clarified that other matters which are pending before the Supreme Court relates to Article 35 A of the Constitution and not Article 370 as submitted by the ASG.

Dhavan said that those matters cannot be heard along with the present case, which only deals with Article 370.

The top court was hearing an appeal filed by petitioner Kumari Vijayalakshmi Jha, against the Delhi High Court’s April 11, 2017 order dismissing the plea seeking a declaration that Article 370 is temporary in nature.

The petitioner had claimed before the high court that Article 370 was a temporary provision that had lapsed with the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly in 1957.

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