India's Kashmir move challenged in court

Indias Kashmir move challenged in court

New Delhi - The petition has been filed by Mohammad Akbar Lone and Justice (rtd) Hasnain Masoodi.



By PTI

Published: Sat 10 Aug 2019, 11:35 PM

Last updated: Sun 11 Aug 2019, 1:37 AM

The National Conference (NC) mounted a legal challenge in the Supreme Court on Saturday to the changes made in the constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir, contending that these have taken away rights of its citizens without their mandate.
Arguing that the legislation approved by parliament and the orders issued by the president subsequently were "unconstitutional", the petition prayed for these to be declared as "void and inoperative".
The petition has been filed by Mohammad Akbar Lone and Justice (rtd) Hasnain Masoodi, both Lok Sabha members belonging to the NC.
While challenging the Centre's decisions to scrap provisions of the Article 370 that accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and dividing it into two Union Territories, the two MPs have sought a direction to declare the Act and the Presidential Orders as "unconstitutional, void and inoperative".


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