Verdict on Article 370 – Mehbooba Mufti put under House Arrest


Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) claimed that party president Mehbooba Mufti has been put under illegal detention at her house in the outskirts of Srinagar ahead of the Supreme Court’s crucial verdict on the validity of Article 370’s abrogation in Jammu and Kashmir.

PDP posted, “Even before Supreme Court judgment is pronounced, Police has sealed the doors of the residence of PDP President @MehboobaMufti and put her under illegal house arrest.”

Verdict on Article 370

The five-judge Constitutional bench led by CJI DY Chandrachud upheld the abrogation of Article 370 today. The President of India has the power to abrogate Article 370, noted the SC bench today. The constituent assembly of J&K was a temporary body, added the panel

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The Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce today its verdict on a batch of petitions (by the People’s Democratic Party – PDP and the National Conference – NC) challenging the abrogation of Article 370

Most leaders have reposed their faith in the just ways of the Indian judiciary and given their opinions on what the ruling could mean for the people of the Valley.

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Ahead of the Supreme Court’s verdict, the Kashmir Zone Inspector General of Police (IGP) VK Birdi told the news agency. that adequate security arrangements have been implemented to ensure a peaceful atmosphere. We are duty-bound to ensure that peace prevails in the valley under all circumstances,”

Guidelines for social media users under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) Section 144 to contain the spread of content that could spread communal hatred – have been brought into effect since December 7.

Omar Abdullah– Disappointed but not disheartened. The struggle will continue. It took the BJP decades to reach here. We are also prepared for the long haul,”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on X

Today’s Supreme Court verdict on the abrogation of Article 370 is historic and constitutionally upholds the decision taken by the Parliament of India on 5th August 2019.”

– “it is a resounding declaration of hope, progress and unity for our sisters and brothers in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. The Court, in its profound wisdom, has fortified the very essence of unity that we, as Indians, hold dear and cherish above all else.”

“I want to assure the resilient people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh that our commitment to fulfilling your dreams remains unwavering.”

“We are determined to ensure that the fruits of progress not only reach you but also extend their benefits to the most vulnerable and marginalised sections of our society who suffered due to Article 370,”

“The verdict today is not just a legal judgment; it is a beacon of hope, a promise of a brighter future and a testament to our collective resolve to build a stronger, more united India. #NayaJammuKashmir.”

 What CJI Chandrachud Said

  • SC 5 judge bench unanimously upholds government decision of abrogation of Article 370
  • Jammu & Kashmir did not retain its sovereignty when it joined Union of India
  • Court cannot interfere with decision by President on whether special circumstances under Article 370 exist or not
  • Article 370 of Constitution was temporary, President’s power to revoke it still exists.
  • Constituent Assembly of J&K was never intended to be permanent body.
  • EC directed to conduct election in J&K by September 30, 2024
  • SC upholds the validity of decision to carve of the UT of Ladak

Justice Kaul’s recommendation to Centre

  • Justice SK Kaul today recommended the setting up of truth and reconciliation of commission in J&K. 
  • The senior justice asked the Centre to set up the Commission soon. 
  • He stated that the Commission will have to look into acts of violation by both state and non-state actors since the 1980s. 
  • “This truth and reconciliation should be on the lines of the one set up in South Africa,” Justice Kaul further noted.

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