Hearing in SC today on petitions challenging the removal of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir -aabtak24


Supreme Court Hearing On Article 370: The petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution in Jammu and Kashmir will be heard in the Supreme Court on Tuesday (July 11). The Center has In May 2019, the special status of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was revoked and it was bifurcated into two Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

On Tuesday, a constitution bench of five judges headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud will hear. A day before the hearing (on July 10), the Center filed an affidavit defending the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution. 

What did the Center say in the affidavit?

The Center on Monday told the Supreme Court that after the move to abrogate Article 370, the entire region of Jammu and Kashmir witnessed ‘unprecedented’ protests. Peace, progress and prosperity have been seen. The Center said violence perpetrated by terrorists and separatist networks is now a ‘thing of the past’. Done. 

Referring to the region’s specific security situation, the Center said incidents of planned stone-pelting linked to terrorist-separatist agenda have come down from 1,767 in 2018 to zero in 2023 as on date and in cases of casualties to security personnel Compared to 2018, there has been a decrease of 65.9 percent in 2022. The Center argued that the historic constitutional move has brought unprecedented progress, security and stability in the region, which was not there during Article 370.

The number of tourists has increased in Jammu and Kashmir – Centre

The affidavit states, ‘‘The G20 Tourism Working Group meeting in Srinagar in May 2023 was a historic occasion for tourism in the Valley and the country proudly displayed to the world its determination to transform the separatist region into a Can be transformed into a venue where international dignitaries can be invited and global events can be organized.’’

It said, ‘‘In the improved security scenario, the Union Territory has received 1.88 crore tourists from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022, which is the highest ever.’’

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