Big news from Supreme Court on Article 370; Yeddyurappa also got relief!


Some petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court regarding the abrogation of Article 370 by the Central Government. This decision of the government has been challenged in these petitions. In such a situation, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear these petitions on Friday. The Supreme Court has said that it will hear these petitions after Dussehra. Dussehra holiday will start in the Supreme Court on October 3. After this, the Supreme Court will open on October 10. In such a situation, this hearing is possible after October 10.

On August 5, 2019, the Central Government removed Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir. Article 370 gave special rights to Jammu and Kashmir. Its removal was announced by Home Minister Amit Shah himself. Since then, the separatist leader of Jammu and Kashmir is against this decision of the central government. More than 20 petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court against this decision. Earlier in March 2020, a 5-judge Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court had said that the petitions filed against the decision to remove Article 370 need not be referred to a Constitutional Bench of 7 Judges.

Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa got relief from the Supreme Court on Friday in the corruption case. The Supreme Court has stayed the proceedings in the trial court against Yeddyurappa in the corruption case. Along with this, by issuing notice to the Government of Karnataka and others, a reply has been sought in four weeks. Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has moved the Supreme Court against the Karnataka High Court order that restored a criminal complaint against him in a corruption case despite not being cleared.

On the other hand, the Supreme Court will also hear the matter challenging the Delhi government's order to ban crackers in Delhi. The Supreme Court has fixed the matter for hearing on October 10. The petitioner had demanded an early hearing in the matter. According to the petitioner, the Supreme Court had said that it would hear the matter before Diwali.

Apart from this, on the petition filed on the issue of alcohol, the Supreme Court said on Friday that some people say that alcohol taken in moderation is good for health, but it is not so with cigarettes. 

Advocate Ashwini Upadhyay, before a bench headed by CJI Justice UU Lalit, sought to determine or regulate the use, distribution, and consumption in production, distribution, and consumption of alcohol and drugs in the national capital. Then the CJI said that all this is a matter of policy.