Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, who is currently on a visit to Europe, on September 8, said that the party’s stand on Article 370 was very clear and it also wants to ensure that every voice in the country is heard, with people being allowed to express themselves freely. Our position on Article 370 is very clear. It’s in a resolution passed in the CWC, said Congress in Jammu and Kashmir.
Supreme Court on September 5, reserved its judgement on a batch of petitions filed in a long-pending case challenging the Centre's decision to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution that gave a special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. The petitioners also challenged the J&K Re-organisation Act which was utilised to bifurcate the state into two Union territories.
The Supreme Court reviewed plea challenging the Jammu and Kashmir bifurcation. The Supreme Court pointed out yesterday, questioning the need for bifurcation of the border state in August 2019. Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud also questioned how to ensure that the power to bifurcate a state will not be "misused" once it is conceded to the Central government, a point of discussion into the matter.
During theSupreme Court hearing, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Centre, told the court that the move to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into the UTs of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh was a "temporary measure". He said while Jammu and Kashmir would be reverted as a state in the future, Ladakh would remain a union territory. Furthermore, the Indian Government would give a statement on August 31.
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The Pulwama Terror Attack has triggered the scrapping of Article 370, in Jammu and Kashmir. The move, which took place on August 5, 2019, has been challenged by the National Conference and People’s Democratic Party, who argue that it led to the loss of autonomy and internal sovereignty for the people of Kashmir. The Supreme Court (SC) is hearing a plea against the scrapping Article 370.
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PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on August 5, claimed she and some senior leaders of her party were placed under house arrest while several others were detained on the fourth anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370. Taking to Twitter, Mufti said, “I’ve been put under house arrest along with other senior PDP leaders today. GOI's false claims about normalcy to the SC stands exposed by their actions driven by paranoia,”
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The Supreme Court ordered to conduct of day-to-day hearings of all the PILs, and pleas related to Article 370. In a major update, on July 11, the Apex Court bench led by CJI DY Chandrachud asked to begin everyday hearing into the Abolition of Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir, from August 2. Furthermore, heard by A five-judge constitution bench asked the Central to file all the documents by July 27.
Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) is, was and will remain a part of India, said Rajnath Singh, the Defence Minister of India. His remarks came after the efforts of the Pakistan Government will achieve nothing by repeatedly claiming PoK. He emphasized that illegal occupation of the PoK does not make locus standi of Pakistan. Speaking on the abrogation of Article 370 in J-K, he said that BJP abrogated the article
In Jammu & Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti expressed displeasure over the Election Commission Of India's decision to add 25 lakh voters, including that outside of union territory. On August 18, Mufti said, the decision is the "last nail on the coffin of democracy". Notably, after the abrogation of Article 370, this is the first election being held in Jammu and Kashmir.
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During Rajya Sabha proceedings on March 29, Union Home Ministry reported that 34 non-residents from outside Jammu & Kashmir purchased land/assets in the UT. The statement came as a response to BSP leader's query. "The properties are located in Jammu, Reasi, Udhampur, and Ganderbal districts," said Union Minister Nityanand Rai. Notably, before the revocation of Article 370, the purchase of land/assets for non-locals was not possible.