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High Alert: Jammu and Kashmir Tightens Security as Nation Awaits Supreme Court’s Article 370 Verdict

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High Alert: Jammu and Kashmir Tightens Security as Nation Awaits Supreme Court’s Article 370 Verdict
High Alert: Jammu and Kashmir Tightens Security as Nation Awaits Supreme Court's Article 370 Verdict

 

In anticipation of the Supreme Court’s impending decision on the constitutional validity of the government’s revocation of ‘Article 370,’ which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, security measures have been significantly intensified in the region. The Centre nullified the special status in 2019, leading to the reorganization of the area into two Union Territories—Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

Chief Justice DY Chandrachud is set to lead the five-judge Constitution bench that will deliver the verdict in response to multiple petitions challenging the government’s actions from four years ago. After a comprehensive 16-day hearing, the Supreme Court reserved its judgment on September 5.

High Alert: Jammu and Kashmir Tightens Security as Nation Awaits Supreme Court's Article 370 Verdict
High Alert: Jammu and Kashmir Tightens Security as Nation Awaits Supreme Court’s Article 370 Verdict

Petitioners argue against the unilateral abolition of Article 370 by the Centre, citing the transfer of powers from the Constituent Assembly to the Jammu and Kashmir legislature after its dissolution in 1957.

Live updates on the Article 370 verdict reveal that the Supreme Court bench, under Chief Justice DY Chandrachud’s leadership, is expected to convene in the courtroom shortly, with counsels already present.

As of December 11, 2023, at 10:24 AM (IST), senior advocate Kapil Sibal commented on the imminent verdict, remarking, “Some battles are fought to be lost. For history must record the uncomfortable facts for generations to know.”

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