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JK govt seeks adjournment of Article 35-A hearing citing upcoming local body elections

The Supreme Court is hearing a bunch of petitions seeking quashing of Article 35A, which confers special status to permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

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The government’s standing counsel in the Supreme Court, Shoeb Alam circulated a plea for an adjournment today. The letter was circulated among counsels representing different parties and also to the Apex Court registry.

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In the letter, M Shoeb Alam, the standing counsel for the state in the apex court, sought an adjournment of hearing on five petitions scheduled for Friday, by a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.

The state “will be seeking adjournment in the matters on August 31 on account of the ongoing preparation for the upcoming panchayat and urban local body and municipal elections in the state of Jammu and Kashmir,” the letter said.

“The letter may kindly be circulated to the hon’ble judges so as to avoid inconvenience to them…” it said.

The Supreme Court of India on Friday will hear a bunch of petitions challenging the Article 35-A, which bars outsiders from buying immovable property in the state.

According to the cause list released by the apex court registry, the case will be heard by a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on August 31.

The case figures at serial number 18 among the cases listed on Friday.

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