Occupied Kashmir leader Omar Abdullah’s National Conference has moved the Supreme Court against the Centre’s presidential order that struck down Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which guaranteed special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
National Conference leader Mohammad Akbar Lone moved challenged the presidential order doing away with the special status for Jammu and Kashmir. He also challenged the J&K Reorganization Act, 2019 bifurcating the state into the Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir.
The Presidential order was issued under Article 370(1)(d), the petitioner said. The article empowers the president to apply his orders all other articles except Articles 1, 238 and 370 of the Constitution, to Jammu and Kashmir. Therefore, Article 370 cannot be modified by way of a Presidential order, the petitioner said.
On August 6, advocate ML Sharma had challenged the Presidential Order in the Supreme Court. The plea claimed that the Presidential order was illegal as it was passed without taking consent from the state Assembly.
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