Supreme Court adjourns hearing on Article 35 A

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The Supreme Court has deferred the hearing on pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35-A pertaining to Jammu and Kashmir. The apex court will now hear the matter in week commencing August 27.

Hearing on Article 35 A was adjourned as Justice D Y Chandrachud, one of three judges in bench, was not present.

According to the apex court, “The three-judge bench which has been hearing the case will decide whether issue of Article 35 A has to be referred to a constitutional bench”.

The protests were held in Kashmir valley against the removal of Article 35 A. On Sunday, Kashmir observed a complete shutdown which was called by Joint Resistance Leadership consisting of separatist leaders.

According to Article 35-A people from outside Jammu and Kashmir were barred from acquiring any immovable property in the state.

The J&K government had filed an application in the apex Court on August 3, to defer the hearing of the case, citing the upcoming local body elections.