President cannot modify Article 370 using Article 370: First challenge by Kashmiri mounted in Supreme Court

Murali Krishnan August 9 2019
Article 370, Supreme court, Jammu and Kashmir

A Kashmiri lawyer, Shakir Shabir has approached the Supreme Court of India challenging the Presidential Order of August 5 which had paved the way for scrapping of Article 370 of the Constitution.

Shabir might be the first Kashmiri to mount a legal challenge to the controversial decision of the Union government.

The petitioner has contended that the Presidential order of August 5 which had amended Article 367 is unconstitutional and void ab initio.

It is the petitioner . . .

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