Produce petitions pertaining to Art 370: HC tells J&K

Delhi High Court today directed Jammu and Kashmir State to produce copy of petitions pertaining to Article 370, pending adjudication before the Apex Court.
These directions were issued today by Bench headed by Chief Justice, G Rohini while dealing a petition filed by Kumari Vijay Lakshmi Jha, which had challenged constitutional validity of Article 370 of the Constitution of India.
In the previous hearing, the Bench had earlier directed the Additional Solicitor General for Union of India to produce the two petitions pending before the Apex Court. However, the counsel for Centre failed to produce by way of affidavit the petitions.
The High Court today directed the Jammu and Kashmir Government to provide on affidavit the copies of these petitions on next date of hearing, which has been fixed on January 27, 2016.
In the previous hearing, the ASG had submitted before the Court that the constitutional validity of Article 370 had been challenged in other two petitions, which were pending before the Supreme Court.
The State was represented by Advocate General, Jahangir Iqbal Ganai, Additional Advocate General — Arif Sikandar Mir and Nar Hari Singh.
Earlier, on September 18 this year, Vijay Lakshmi Jha filed petition before Delhi High Court contending that Article 370 granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir was a temporary provision of the Constitution and its need was confined till the formation of Constituent Assembly. After the formation of Constituent Assembly in 1957, the temporary provision of Article 370 granting special status had lost its relevance.

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