Article 370: SC Refuses Urgent Hearing

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The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to accord urgent hearing to a plea challenging the Presidential Order on Article 370 which revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.

The matter was mentioned for urgent listing before a bench headed by Justice NV Ramana and the court said that the plea would be heard in due course.

It has been urged by Advocate ML Sharma who has filed the petition that his plea be listed for hearing either on August 12 or 13.

The bench asked Sharma as to whether he has cured the defects in his petition and responding to the query, Sharma said that he has cured the objections and his petitions has been numbered by the registry.

Requesting the court to list the matter for hearing, the petitioner said that the Pakistan government has said that they will move the United Nations against the Presidential order on Article 370.

The bench said Sharma that if they go to the United Nations, can the UN stay the constitutional amendment of the union of India adding that he needs to reserve his energy for arguing the matter.

Sharma, in his plea has claimed that the Presidential order on Article 370 was illegal since it was passed without the consent of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly.

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