Abrogation of Article 370, Presidents’ rule challenged in Indian Supreme Court

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NEW DELHI: The Jammu and Kashmir People’s Conference (JKPC) has challenged the President’s Rule and abrogation of Article 370 by the Indian government in the Supreme Court.

According to India Today, the plea has been filed by a faction of the JKPC, led by Sajjad Lone, through its spokesman Adnan Ashraf.

The petitioner had sought that the President’s Rule in the occupied Kashmir be declared unconstitutional and void.

The petition says:”The impugned Constitution Order (CO) 272, dated August 5, 2019, and the consequent CO 273, dated August 5, 2019, and the consequent CO 273, dated August 6, 2019, are unconstitutional as the ‘concurrence’ of the state government taken is unconstitutional and violative of articles 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution of India.”

Meanwhile, jails in the occupied Kashmir have ran out of capacity and now thousands of people detained without charges by Indian forces are being shifted via planes to other parts of the country.

Over 10,000 innocent people have been arrested by Indian forces over fears of unrest following the complete lockdown imposed in the valley on Aug 5.

India had abrogated Article 370 on August 5 withdrawing special status given to occupied Kashmir.

A local magistrate said last week that over 4,000 people had been arrested under the controversial Public Safety Act.