SC for the Restoration of Statehood, Elections to be Conducted by Sep 30

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SRINAGAR: The Supreme Court bench has rejected the case of the petitioners, and has upheld Article 370 as a temporary provision in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Supreme Court, led by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul urged the swift restoration of statehood to Jammu and Kashmir.

Article 370 was an interim arrangement due to war conditions in the State. Textual reading also indicate that it is a temporary provision. Marginal note says it is temporary and transitory, the CJI said.

The power of the President under Article 370(3) to issue a notification that Article 370 ceases to exist subsists even after the dissolution of the JK Constituent Assembly.

Chief Justice, in concurrence, directed, “We direct that steps shall be taken by the Election Commission of India to conduct elections to the J&K assembly by September 30. Restoration of statehood shall take place as soon as possible.”

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