The Supreme Court on Monday has been prepared to consider the demand for early hearing on petitions challenging Article 370 of the Constitution. BJP leader and lawyer Ashwani Kumar Upadhyay has also filed a petition. Under Article 370, Jammu and Kashmir has got special state status.
Upadhyay, appearing before the two-member bench chaired by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, urged the hearing soon, referring to the matter. He said that this issue is very important for the country. On this, the Chief Justice instructed Upadhyay to give the Memo to the Registrar, saying that we will consider this.
Many petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court regarding the validity of Article 370. The petition said that Article 370 was temporary provision, which ended in 1957 with the dissolution of the state's Constituent Assembly. The question is whether the temporary provision should end itself or not, with the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly on January 26, 1957.
The petition has been questioned, how can the temporary provision of Article 370 be continued without the approval of the President or the Parliament or the Central Government? It is cheated with the basic structure of the constitution. At the same time it is against the sovereignty, integrity and unity of the country.