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SC to hear pleas on Article 370 from today

SC to hear pleas on Article 370 from today

The Supreme Court is all set to start hearing on the pleas that challenge the abrogation of Article 370 from today.

A Constitution bench that consists of five judges has been set up by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi.

The bench comprises of N V Ramana, S K Kaul, R Subhash Reddy, B R Gavai and Surya Kant.

Various petitions have been filed in the Apex Court since August challenging the abrogation of Article 370 that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Yesterday the bench heard the petitions regarding the issues arising after the constitutional changes were brought in Jammu and Kashmir.

The court has referred these issues to a 3-judge bench headed by Justice Ramana and all those would be decided by the bench from now.

The very first petitioner who challenged the Presidential order on Article 370 is Advocate M L Sharma. He filed a petition in the Supreme Court on August 6.

Several petitions were followed by his petition by political parties, journalists and social activists.

The court while hearing the related issues yesterday said that it has received a report on the allegations about the illegal detention of minors in the Kashmir Valley.

The report has been submitted by the Juvenile Justice Committee of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court.

The plea was filed by Enakshi Ganguly and Shanta Sinha, the child right activists. The court said that it would send the matter to the Kashmir bench to decide further.

Another plea was filed by a doctor who claimed shortage of medical facilities in Kashmir due to the restrictions imposed there. The plea also sought restoration of internet facilities in the hospitals there.

This plea has also been referred to the 3-judge bench headed by Justice Ramana.

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