Abrogation of Article 370| Supreme Court to deliver verdict on December 11

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A batch of petitions contesting the scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir's "special status" were heard by a Constitution bench of the Supreme Court for over two months.

The Supreme Court of India is all set to deliver its verdict in the pleas challenging abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution of India on Monday, December 11.

A five judge Constitution bench comprising of CJI DY Chandrachud, Justices SK Kaul, Sanjiv Khanna, BR Gavai and Surya Kant had reserved verdict on September 5, 2023.

Court had began hearing the case on July 11. 

On August 5th, Article 370 of the Constitution was abrogated by the Central Government vide a Presidential Order which revoked the "special status" of Jammu & Kashmir. 

The President issued The Constitution (Application to Jammu And Kashmir) Order, 2019 CO 272 replacing the words ‘Constituent Assembly’ from Article 370(3) with ‘Legislative Assembly [of Jammu & Kashmir]’. A Statutory Resolution was introduced by Amit Shah in the Rajya Sabha which abrogated Article 370 as the state of under president's rule. Finally, on the next day, the Parliament passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019  bifurcating the State into two Union Territories -Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. 

A saga of petitions were filed challenging this move by the Centre, after which it was first taken up on August 28, 2019 by a bench led by former CJI Ranjan Gogoi, who referred the case to a five-judge bench. A five judge bench led by former CJI NV Ramana referred it to a Constitution bench on October 1, 2019. 

Detailed reports on Hearings can be found here.  Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10 | Day 11 | Day 12 | Day 13

Case Title: IN Re: ARTICLE 370 OF THE CONSTITUTION (This is not a suo motu case by the Supreme Court of India)