SRINAGAR: Eighty-six days after reserving the verdict and more than four years after the abrogation of Article 370 of the constitution and bifurcation of the erstwhile state into Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, the Supreme Court of India on Monday upheld as valid the President’s order C.O. 272, allowing the Union to amend Article 370 without the recommendation of the Constituent Assembly.

The Supreme Court on Monday held that Article 370 was a temporary provision.

Jammu and Kashmir do not have internal sovereignty different from other states of the country, said CJI.

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

Supreme Court upholds the validity of Constitutional Order abrogating Article 370 and upheld status of Ladakh as Union Territory.


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