The Supreme Court today referred a batch of petitions challenging Centre’s abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and related issues to its Constitution bench. The 5-judge bench of the apex court will commence the hearing on petitions tomorrow.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi referred the pleas which have raised matters such as alleged restrictions imposed on the movement of journalists in Kashmir and illegal detention of minors in the Valley.
The bench will be headed by justice N V Ramana and also comprise justices S K Kaul, R Subhash Reddy, B R Gavai and Surya Kant.
Several petitions have been filed challenging the Centre’s decision abrogating Article 370 provisions and bifurcating the state into Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The UTs will come into being on October 31.