February 24, 2024
Supreme Court's Landmark Decision - Article 370 Verdict News Live

Supreme Court's Landmark Decision - Article 370 Verdict News Live

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Article 370 Verdict News Live Update -Article 370 Judgement

New Delhi – Finally, the Supreme Court has validated the decision to revoke Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. Delivering a significant verdict today, the Supreme Court stated that since Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India, it does not have the right to internal autonomy. Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud remarked that it was a temporary provision. The Supreme Court also directed the central government to restore statehood to Jammu and Kashmir and conduct elections by September 30, 2024.

Recall that on August 5, 2019, the Modi government abolished Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir. During this period, the central government made Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh union territories. Home Minister Amit Shah presented the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Bill in the Rajya Sabha on August 5, 2019.

Supreme Court’s Landmark Decision – Article 370 Verdict News Live
Supreme Court's Landmark Decision - Article 370 Verdict News Live
Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud

The bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha on the same day. On August 6, 2019, the bill was presented in the Lok Sabha and was also passed on the same day. On August 9, 2019, it received the President’s approval, thereby ending the special status of the state.

Today, a bench comprising Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, Justice B.R. Gavai, Justice Surya Kant, Justice Kishan Kaul, and Justice Sanjeev Khanna delivered the judgment. Security measures were intensified in Jammu and Kashmir during the consideration of the verdict. Separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir were placed under house arrest today.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision, calling it a historic verdict. He stated, “The Supreme Court’s decision on the abrogation of Article 370 is historic, affirming the constitutional validity of the decision taken by the Indian Parliament on August 5, 2019. It is a splendid proclamation of hope, progress, and unity for our sisters and brothers in Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh. The court, with its profound wisdom, has strengthened the essence of unity, which we, as Indians, hold dear and cherish above all.”

In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the revocation of Article 370, Mehbooba Mufti, the leader of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), said that the court’s decision is “no less than a death sentence.”


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