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 SC notice to Centre on Art 370, hearing in early October
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SC notice to Centre on Art 370, hearing in early October

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New Delhi, Aug 28: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Centre after hearing a batch of petitions on abrogation of Article 370 that provided a special status to Jammu and Kashmir and ruled that the matter will be heard by a five-judge constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, in the first week of October.

A three-judge bench today allowed the petition of Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary, Sitaram Yechury, to visit Jammu and Kashmir to meet his party colleague Mohd Yousuf Tarigami, and follow the rule of law. The bench also comprised Justices S A Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the apex court that Tarigami had Z category security.

The CJI responded, "Whether he has Z or Z plus, if a citizen wants to go meet his party colleague, you cannot interfere.You will not escort Yechury, he will go on his own." (UNI)