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Article 370” Petitioners mulling to file a review petition in the Apex Court

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Petitioners who had petitioned against the abrogation of Article 370 are mulling to file a review petition in the Supreme Court.

On December 11 this month, the Supreme Court upheld the Government of India’s decision to scrap the provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution, which had granted special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.

People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) and senior CPIM leader Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami told the news agency Kashmir News Trust that all the petitioners and those who backed them are in discussion and hopefully, a review petition will be lodged in the Supreme Court against its recent verdict.

In response to a question, Tarigami said: “It’s not only about the PAGD leaders but also about those who were petitioners and who had petitioned against the Centre’s action. Everything is being evaluated and hopefully, a review petition will be filed in the apex court,” he said.

“We are seeking justice and want the apex court to reconsider its decision. The abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was an assault on the people of the region,” he said.

Tarigami said that after discussing the matter with legal luminaries, it was felt that there is room for a review petition before the apex court. [KNT]

 

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