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SC upholds govt’s decision to abrogate Article 370 in J&K: A timeline of developments

Supreme Court docket of India. Reuters.

The Supreme Court docket Monday upheld the federal government’s resolution to abrogate Article 370 of the Structure, which bestowed particular standing on the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, and mentioned steps needs to be taken to conduct elections within the meeting by 30 September, 2024.

The apex court docket additionally directed that statehood to the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir be restored on the earliest.

Following is the timeline of occasions in a case through which the Supreme Court docket upheld the Central authorities’s resolution to abrogate Article 370.

  • 20 December, 2018: President’s Rule imposed whereas exercising powers beneath Article 356 of the Structure within the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Subsequently prolonged on 3 July, 2019
  • 05 August, 2019: Centre abrogates the provisions of Article 370, bestowing a particular standing upon the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir
  • 06 August, 2019: First petition difficult the presidential order scrapping Article 370 filed by advocate M L Sharma, who was later joined by one other lawyer from Jammu and Kashmir, Shakir Shabir
  • 10 August, 2019: Nationwide Convention (NC), a distinguished political social gathering from Jammu and Kashmir, information a petition contending that the adjustments introduced within the standing of the state had taken away the rights of its residents with out their mandate
  • 24 August, 2019: Press Council of India strikes the Supreme Court docket supporting the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir administration’s resolution to impose restrictions on communications
  • 28 August, 2019: The Supreme Court docket points notices to the Centre, Jammu and Kashmir administration on a plea moved by Kashmir Occasions editor for the removing of the restrictions imposed on journalists
  • 28 August, 2019: A bench headed by the then Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi refers matter to five-judge Structure bench
  • 19 September, 2019: The Supreme Court docket units up five-judge Structure bench to listen to pleas difficult abrogation of Article 370
  • 02 March, 2020: The Supreme Court docket declines to seek advice from bigger seven-judge bench batch of petitions difficult constitutional validity of Centre’s resolution to abrogate provisions of Article 370
  • 25 April, 2022: The Supreme Court docket agrees to think about itemizing after summer season trip pleas difficult Centre’s resolution to abrogate provisions of Article 370 after one of many petitioners seeks pressing listening to in view of delimitation train being carried out in Jammu and Kashmir
  • 11 July, 2023: The Supreme Court docket says it’s going to start day-to-day listening to from August 2 on petitions difficult abrogation of Article 370
  • 02 August, 2023: The Supreme Court docket commences listening to on petitions difficult abrogation of Article 370
  • 05 September, 2023: The apex court docket reserves verdict on 23 petitions within the matter after listening to these for 16 days
  • 11 December, 2023: The Supreme Court docket upholds authorities’s resolution to abrogate Article 370, says steps needs to be taken to conduct election to Meeting in Union Territory by September 30 subsequent 12 months.

With inputs from PTI

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