Former Armymen, bureaucrats, move SC against abrogation of Article 370, bifurcation of Kashmir

Written by Sabrangindia | Published on: August 20, 2019
In a petition that tems the presidential order on abrogation of Article 370 as “constitutionally invalid”, the petition states that a presidential order under "Article 370(3) of the Constitution requires the Constituent Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir to recommend a presidential notification under Article 370(3) declaring that Article 370 shall cease to be operative".

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The petitioners have moved the Supreme Court, challenging the Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Bill. (Photo: PTI)

Retired military officers and bureaucrats on Saturday filed a petition in the Supreme Court, challenging the Presidential order by which Article 370 was abrogated, saying that the order was constitutionally invalid. The petitioners have also challenged the Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Bill.

The petitioners include former Air Vice Marshal Kapil Kak, Retired Major General Ashok Mehta, former IAS officers Hindal Haidar Tyabji, Amitabha Pande and Gopal Pillai, and former member of the Home Ministry’s Group of Interlocutors for J&K Radha Kumar. The petition has been drawn by advocates Arjun Krishnan, Kaustubh Singh and Rajalakshmi Singh and settled by Senior Advocate Prashanto Sen.