Article 370: Indian SC Declares Occupied Kashmir ‘Integral Part’ of Country

Mon Dec 11 2023
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NEW DELHI: In a major injustice to the Kashmiri people, the Indian Supreme Court Monday observed that Article 370 which guaranteed special status to Indian Illegally-Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) was a temporary provision, according to Indian media.

Narendra Modi-led Indian government had, in August 2019, unilaterally abrogated the special status of the occupied valley and deployed tens of thousands of troops in a bid to ward off protests against the illegal move.

Subsequently, a set of petitions challenged the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution and a five-member bench led by Chief Justice of India Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud heard the matter for 16 days and reserved its verdict on September 5 for today.

The Indian top court announced the verdict today and held that the occupied territory became an integral part of India “which is evident from Article 1 and 370 of the constitution”.


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