Petition challenging Article 35A deferred by 12 weeks

Petition challenging Article 35A deferred by 12 weeks

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New Delhi, Oct 30, CNS: The Supreme Court on Monday listed petitions challenging Article 35-A of Indian constitution for hearing after 12 weeks, sources said.

The petitions were listed today before the division bench in court number 1 of SC in supplementary category.

“However, the work hours expired and all the cases could not be heard by the justices,” sources said. “Now, the case has been listed after twelve weeks.”

“Four petitions challenging Article 35-A were placed at 69th place of the supplementary list, however, court only could hear 60 cases today,” the sources informed.

The petition in the case has been filed by a Delhi-based NGO, We the Citizens, saying the state’s autonomous status granted by Article 35(A) and Article 370 of the Constitution discriminates against fellow citizens from the rest of India.

Article 35A gives special rights to the Jammu and Kashmir’s permanent residents. It disallows people from outside the state from buying or owning immovable property there, settle permanently, or avail themselves of state-sponsored scholarship schemes. (CNS)