Today, the Supreme Court’s Constitution Bench is going to share its decision on some important matters about Jammu and Kashmir. This big group of judges, with Chief Justice DY Chandrachud in charge, will talk about the changes made to Article 370 and how Jammu and Kashmir was split into two Union Territories.
The government, with Attorney General R Venkataraman and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, says that removing Article 370 was the right thing to do. They followed all the rules properly. They also mentioned that Jammu and Kashmir will become a state again, but for now, it will stay as a Union Territory, while Ladakh will remain a Union Territory.
On the other side, people who don’t agree with this decision, like senior advocate Kapil Sibal, argue that the Parliament didn’t have the power to change Article 370 like this. The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) High Court Bar Association also shared their views, saying that the region has its own powers to make laws, except in areas like defense, foreign affairs, and communication.
The government believes that taking away Article 370 has brought peace and growth to the area, which was previously troubled by violence and unrest.
Now, the Constitution Bench, which includes many important judges, will give their judgement after hearing from different people, including lawyers, activists, and political parties, about the removal of Article 370 and the separation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories.