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Article 370 : Supreme Court To Hear Petitions Challenging Removal From October 1

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The Supreme Court has referred a batch of petitions challenging abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir to its Constitution bench which would hear the matters from Tuesday.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi referred the pleas, which also raised issues of alleged restrictions imposed on movement of journalists in Kashmir as well as petitions claiming illegal detention of minors in the Valley, to its five-judge bench.

A five-judge Constitution bench headed by justice N V Ramana will hear the matters related to the Kashmir issue October 1, 2019 .

In August 5, the Central government decided to revoke Article 370, granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir . It was announced in parliament by Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Following which former Chief Ministers Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah have been put under preventive detention  and former chief Minister Farooq Abdullah arrested under the state’s Public Safety Act ( PSA).

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