Supreme Court to examine challenges to abrogation of Article 370; refers matter to five-judge bench

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday referred a batch of petitions challenging the changes brought in the constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir by abrogating Article 370 to a five-judge Constitution bench. The apex court issued notices to the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration on a batch of pleas challenging the presidential […]

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Indian Women’s Press Corps (IWPC) condemns Press Council of India’s move in Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Indian Women’s Press Corps on Monday condemned the Press Council of India’s move to approach the Supreme Court supporting the Centre’s decision to impose restrictions on communication in Jammu and Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370 provisions, and asserted that it was a “unilateral action”. The application filed in the Supreme […]

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Article 370 had become shield for terrorists: Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi: Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Saturday that Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, had become a platform to “shield” terrorists and their patrons. “The government’s decision on Article 370 was taken in the interest of the nation as well as the common people of Jammu and […]

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Article 370 removal will result in end of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir : Union Home Minister Amit Shah

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday asserted that removal of special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution will lead to end of terrorism and progress of the region. Speaking at the launch of a book on Vice President M Venkiah Naidu here, Shah said he firmly believed […]

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Time will tell if peace prevails in Jammu and Kashmir : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Article 370

New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Thursday said only time will tell whether the Modi government’s move of scrapping of Article 370 will establish peace and bring down terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir. He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the inauguration of the Madhya Pradesh government’s guest house […]

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Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir gave rise to terrorism: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb

New Delhi: Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir gave rise to extremism and terrorism in the country, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said, insisting that the abrogation of its provisions is the “boldest decision” taken by any government after Independence. The BJP government, with this “historic” move, has fulfilled the “long-cherished dream of […]

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Rajya Sabha approves resolution on Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Monday approved a resolution abrogating Article 370 for Jammu and Kashmir and a bill to bifurcate the state into two union territories with Home Minister Amit Shah saying the controversial provisions were responsible for poverty and lack of development in the state. Allaying opposition fears of all hell breaking loose […]

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Jammu and Kashmir: SC refuses to hear fresh petition challenging Article 370

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Monday refused to entertain a fresh petition on Article 370, that gives special autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Ajay Rastogi asked the petitioner to file an application for impleadment in the pending matters. Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah said they will hear […]

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SC to hear plea challenging constitutional validity of Article 370 in April

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court adjourned the hearing on a plea challenging the validity of Article 370 of the Constitution till April 2019, following a request by the state and the Centre.  The Centre had asked for the adjournment saying the current situation is very sensitive in the state. Supreme Court bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and M […]

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PIL filled in SC challenging Article 370, limits Parliament’s power and granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir

NEW DELHI: A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging constitutional validity of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which limits the right of Parliament and grants special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The PIL filled by BJP leader and advocate Ashish Kumar Upadhyay been said that special constitutional provisions was ‘Temporary’ and Article 370 (3) […]

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