SC to take ‘in-chamber’ decision on plea for early hearing on Article 35A

SC to take ‘in-chamber’ decision on plea for early hearing on Article 35A

New Delhi, Jan 22: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would take an “in-chamber” decision on listing of a petition challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35-A, which provides special rights to permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.
The petition filed by an NGO claims that Article 35A is illegal and that it was added to the Constitution without being brought before Parliament. The petitioner, Supreme Court lawyer, Charu Wali Khanna has asked for an urgent hearing in the case claiming it “affects the rights of children and women”.
Hearing the petitioner, the Chief Justice said that he would take a call later and give a decision in-chamber.