HC dismisses plea challinging special status to J&K

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New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition challenging the validity of Article 370 of the Constitution that gives a special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath dismissed the plea saying the case had been earlier dismissed by the Supreme Court.

The petition was filed by one Vijayalakshmi Jha, who argued that Article 370 was a temporary provision that had lapsed with dissolution of the state’s constituent assembly in 1957.

Continuance of temporary provision of Article 370, which had never got the assent/approval of President of India or the Parliament, regarding matters like citizenship, amounted to fraud on the basic structure of our constitution, and was against the sovereignty, integrity, unity of the nation.

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The apex court in 2014 dismissed the similar plea of Jha and asked the petitioner to move the high court.



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