SC dismisses claim to POK

SC dismisses claim to POK


The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea by a former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) officer to claim Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (Pok)and Gilgit-Baltistan territories.

A Bench, led by Chief Justice of India  Ranjan Gogoi, rejected outright the plea by Mr. R.K. Yadav to carve out 24 Assembly constituencies from PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan areas and conduct elections there.

'This PIL is ex-facie untenable. You come to the judiciary with such a prayer? There cannot be any judicial interference here. We cannot pass such orders,' the CJI said.The court imposed a fine of Rs. 20,000 on the petitioner.