The Supreme Court on Friday raised questions on the format of the petition filed on Article 370. While slamming the petitioner ML Sharma, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi said that he could not understand the petition after reading it for 30 minutes.
He said that the petition is not maintainable and asked Sharma what was this all about. Gogoi said that he has the power to dismiss the petition on technical grounds.
While terming the petition on the revocation of Article 370 a serious matter, the CJI said that people were filing defective petitions. In reaction, Sharma, who is a lawyer-activist, agreed to amend his petition. A bench comprising the CJI, Justices SA Bobde and SA Nazeer were hearing Sharma’s petition and another plea filed by the Kashmir Times editor Anuradha Basin. She was seeking the removal of restrictions on the media in Jammu and Kashmir.