The Supreme Court will be hearing to a batch of petitions challenging the validity of Article 35A of the Constitution on Monday, August 27. The article grants special rights and privileges to the residents of Jammu and Kashmir.
As it happened:
- A few minor clashes took place in Kashmir's Anantnag today morning.
- The main hearing in the case is likely to be heard on August 31, reported ANI.
- Supreme Court will only hear lawyer and BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay's fresh plea against 35A on Monday (August 27).
- "Article 35A didn't come in the Constitution in just a day. We cannot hear it in a day. This will be argued," CJI Dipak Mishra had said.
- The hearing had been adjourned as one of the judges Justice DY Chandrachud hearing the petitions was not present at the court.
- The SC was supposed to hear to the petitions on August 6 but adjourned the hearing until August 27.
- What is Article 35A?
According to the Article 35A, which was issued by the President of India on May 14, 1954, permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir are accorded special rights and privileges. The article also denies property rights to a native woman, if she marries a person from outside the state.