Article 370 Verdict: SC Upholds Validity Of Presidential Order As It Was Temporary Provision

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has upheld abrogation of Article 370 which it said was a temporary provision in Jammu & Kashmir.

Pronouncing the lengthy and unanimous verdict, Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud rejected the case of petitioners, and upheld Article 370 as a temporary provision in Jammu & Kashmir.

The judgment directed that statehood be restored in J & K as soon as possible and that elections be held by 2024.

The verdict, which was livestreamed, stated that the Central government can exercise power of a state government under President’s Role.

“Parliament/President can exercise legislative powers of a state under proclamation,” the CJI said.

The top court held that there are restrictions on powers to be exercised after imposition of President’s Rule under Article 356.

The five-judge constitutional bench delivered three verdicts on the abrogation of Article 370.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcome the “historic” Supreme Court verdict in a tweet.

Union Home Minister Ami Shah also tweeted, welcoming the top court’s verdict upholding PM Modi’s “visionary decision” to abrogate Article 370.


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