In top courts, tussle over Article 370
Sharp words in the J&K House by CM Mehbooba Mufti underscore tensions between the PDP, BJP over special status for state. Article 370 and other aspects of special status have been challenged in 6 important cases in SC and Delhi HC.
We the Citizens Vs Union of India and Others, in SC
Mohammad Hanif Lone and Others Vs State and Others, in SC
This case pertains to the issue of reservation in promotion of government officials in J&K. The petition asks “whether Parliament in exercise of its constituent powers under Article 368 could at all amend Article 370 which is a temporary provision”.
J&K National Panthers Party Vs Union of India, in SC
The petitioner has challenged Article 370, and a Division Bench of the court has reserved its order in the matter.