Countdown begins for the petition that shook entire J&K | KNO

Countdown begins for the petition that shook entire J&K | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

SRINAGAR (KNO) : The Supreme Court will hear five clubbed petitions, challenging the validity of Article 35-A of the Constitution that has brought entire Jammu and Kashmir on an edge.

The state is ready to go for an indefinite mass agitation if adverse decision comes from the apex court. The case will be heard at 2 p.m. on Monday even as seven applications have been filed for intervention all and four of them have been filed in last ten days alone.

The Jammu and Kashmir has sought an adjournment of the August 6 hearing through its standing counsel for the state in the apex court M Shoeb Alam, The matter is listed for hearing on Monday before a bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud. “Let the matter be listed at 2.00 p.m.

On 6.8.2018. Pleadings from all angles shall be completed in the meantime,” the apex court bench had ordered on May 5, as per the Apex Court Registry’s report revealed on Saturday. Article 35-A, which was incorporated in the Constitution by a 1954 Presidential Order, accords special rights and privileges to the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir and denies property rights to a woman who marries a person from outside the state. The provision, which leads such women from the state to forfeit their right over property, also applies to their heirs.