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Article 370 verdict Highlights: A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud delivered the judgment.
Kashmiri Hindus react after the Supreme Court upheld the Centre's decision to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution, outside the court in New Delhi, Monday, Dec. 11, 2023.
Kashmiri Hindus react after the Supreme Court upheld the Centre's decision to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution, outside the court in New Delhi, Monday, Dec. 11, 2023.

Article 370 verdict LIVE Updates: Four years after its implementation, the Supreme Court has upheld the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, December 11. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud will delivered the judgement on Monday, upholding the removal of special status in Jammu and Kashmir....Read More

Preparations are in place across Jammu and Kashmir for any heightened tensions and potential conflicts due to the Supreme Court hearing, while political leaders across the country continue to voice their opinion regarding the matter, with the opposition still pushing for the comeback of Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Several petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370 and the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 that divided the erstwhile state into two union territories - Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh - were referred to a Constitution bench in 2019.

The five-judge bench, CJI Chandrachud, justices S K Kaul, Sanjeev Khanna, BR Gavai and Surya Kant, had been hearing the arguments of the petitioners and the Centre for 16 days. The apex court had on September 5 reserved its verdict in the matter for December 11.

Follow all the updates here:
Dec 11, 2023 4:09 PM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE Updates: Jammu and Kashmir surrendered sovereignty after merging with India: Supreme Court on Article 370

Jammu and Kashmir surrendered completely its sovereignty after it joined the Union of India after Independence, Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud observed on Monday as he pronounced the verdict of a five-judge bench in a clutch of petitions linked to the abrogation of Article 370.

Details here: Jammu and Kashmir surrendered sovereignty after India merger: Supreme Court on Article 370

Dec 11, 2023 3:53 PM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE Updates: President had power to revoke Article 370, says Supreme Court

The President of India had the power to abrogate Article 370 without a prerequisite for a recommendation by the Jammu and Kashmir assembly, the Supreme Court of India observed on Monday while pronouncing a verdict on a clutch of petitions challenging the Central government's 2019 move.

Details: President had power to revoke Article 370, prior Jammu and Kashmir assembly nod not required: SC

Dec 11, 2023 3:16 PM IST

Why was Article 370 introduced? Supreme Court says…

"Article 370 was introduced to serve two purposes. First, the transitional purpose: to provide for an interim arrangement until the Constituent Assembly of the State was formed and could take a decision on the legislative competence of the Union on matters other than the ones stipulated in the Instrument of Accession, and ratify the Constitution; and second, a temporary purpose: an interim arrangement in view of the special circumstances because of the war conditions in the State," the Constitution bench stated in it's verdict.

Dec 11, 2023 2:56 PM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: ‘Fight for honour and dignity will continue,’ says Mehbooba Mufti

"We should not be disheartened... J&K has seen several ups and downs... SC's verdict stating Article 370 was a temporary provision, is not our defeat, but the defeat of the idea of India... I want to say this to the people of the country that many of you are celebrating this (verdict)... Today J&K was converted into a jail, and all the shopkeepers were directed that they will not open their shops before 10 am. We were under house arrest... This is a political war which has been going on for ages, and a lot of people have sacrificed their lives for this. We will not leave this, we have to come together and fight,” said former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and President of Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party (JKPDP), Mehbooba Mufti.

Dec 11, 2023 2:38 PM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: NC leader Omar Abdullah goes live on X, alleges being under house arrest

On SC verdict on Article 370, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah says, "I am speaking to all of you like this as my house has been locked and I am not allowed to meet anyone. I wanted to give my reaction to the media on what happened in Supreme Court today, but the media is not allowed to come to my house and I am not allowed to step out from here..."

Dec 11, 2023 2:24 PM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: CPI(M) leader claims being confined in residence

Dec 11, 2023 1:52 PM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Former Maharaja of Kashmir reacts

Senior Congress leader and son of Jammu and Kashmir's erstwhile Maharaja Hari Singh, Karan Singh, welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court upholding the abrogation of Article 370 and urged everyone to "accept the inevitable."

Dec 11, 2023 1:37 PM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Piyush Goyal hails SC verdict

Dec 11, 2023 1:21 PM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Jammu and Kashmir elections by Sept 30

The Supreme Court has instructed the ECI to hold the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir latest by September 30, 2024. SC also urged for the earliest reinstatement of statehood in the Union Territory.

Dec 11, 2023 1:09 PM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: BJP welcomes Supreme Court verdict

Dec 11, 2023 12:53 PM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Amit Shah on Supreme Court ruling

Dec 11, 2023 12:36 PM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: PM Modi on SC ruling

Dec 11, 2023 12:35 PM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Omar Abdullah expresses disappointment

National Conference (NC) vice president Omar Abdullah on Monday said he is disappointed but not disheartened with the Supreme Court's verdict on pleas challenging the abrogation of the provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution.

Dec 11, 2023 12:22 PM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Ghulam Nabi Azad on SC ruling

Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) chairman Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday termed the Supreme Court's verdict on pleas challenging the abrogation of the provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution "sad and unfortunate", but said "we have to accept it".

Dec 11, 2023 12:16 PM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Constitution applied to J-K

During the verdict, the Supreme Court said that all aspects of the Indian Constitution can be applied to Jammu and Kashmir as per the ruling.

Dec 11, 2023 12:06 PM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Omar Abdullah on SC ruling

Dec 11, 2023 11:58 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Hearing on SC ruling ends

Justice Sanjeev Khanna ended the Supreme Court hearing on Article 370 abrogation, upholding the decision to take away the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, urging to restore the statehood soon.

Dec 11, 2023 11:52 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: ‘Army meant to fight enemy’

Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul said during the announcement of the verdict that the Army, which is in place in J&K since 370 was scrapped, is meant to fight enemies and not maintain law and order of a state.

Dec 11, 2023 11:40 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: J&K statehood to be restored

CJI Chandrachud said that the statehood of Jammu and Kashmir should also be restored soon since Article 370 is a temporary measure for the Union Territory.

Dec 11, 2023 11:38 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Elections in J&K in 2024

Apart from the verdict surrounding the abrogation of Article 370, the Supreme Court bench instructed the Election Commission of India to hold elections in Jammu and Kashmir by September 2024.

Dec 11, 2023 11:37 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Conclusion of SC ruling

Summarising the ruling of the Supreme Court, the CJI issued the following three verdicts -

State of J&K does not retain any element of sovereignty. It does not have internal sovereignty. Article 370 a feature of asymmetric federalism and not sovereignty.

Petitioners did not challenge Presidential Proclamation. Exercise of Presidents' power after the proclamation are subject to judicial review.

Power of Parliament under Article 356(1) to exercise powers on behalf of State assembly is not restricted to law making powers.

Dec 11, 2023 11:32 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: SC upholds Presidential order

The Supreme Court has upheld the Presidential order abrogating Article 370 in the Constitution. CJI Chandrachud said that President could have applied all provisions of the Constitution to J&K with the concurrence of the Centre & it wasn't required to also obtain concurrence of the state assembly.

Dec 11, 2023 11:21 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: SC rejects petitioners' case

The Supreme Court bench has rejected the case of the petitioners, and has upheld Article 370 as a temporary provision in Jammu and Kashmir.

Dec 11, 2023 11:15 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: CJI Chandrachud on judgement

The CJI said that the Centre can exercise power of a state government under the Prez Role. Parliament/President can exercise legislative powers of a state under proclamation.

Dec 11, 2023 11:08 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: SC on restrictions in J&K

Supreme Court holds that there are restrictions on powers to be exercised after imposition of President's Rule under Article 356.

Dec 11, 2023 11:00 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Three judgements to be delivered

The Supreme Court's five judge constitutional bench will be delivering three verdicts in total revolving around the abrogation of Article 370.

Dec 11, 2023 10:48 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: L&K LG denies Mufti's house arrest

Dec 11, 2023 10:35 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Security beefed up in J&K

Security beefed up across Kashmir especially on highways. Government has appointed magistrates at sensitive places in Srinagar city to tackle law and order problem incase of any protest against the judgement.

Dec 11, 2023 10:33 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: ‘Full faith in judiciary’

Dec 11, 2023 10:24 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Mehbooba Mufti on house arrest

Before the Supreme Court verdict has been announced, the Jammu and Kashmir police has decided to seal the doors of PDP chied Mehbooba Mufti, putting her on house arrest.

Dec 11, 2023 10:06 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Judgement in a few minutes

It is expected that the Supreme Court judgement over the abrogation of Article 370 will be announced between 10 am to 10:30 am today, December 11.

Dec 11, 2023 9:58 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: What Centre proposed

During the abrogation of Article 370, Centre has said that Jammu and Kashmir will only temporarily be a Union Territory, and its statehood will be restored soon. Ladakh, however, will remain a Union Territory.

Dec 11, 2023 9:41 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: ‘Decision in golden letters’

As the country waits for the Supreme Court's historic decision on Article 370, Sunil Dimple, leader of the Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference has said that the decision which will come today will be written in golden letters while Amit Raina, of the NGO Roots in Kashmir has expressed his confidence that the Court will not bring back this Article.

Dec 11, 2023 9:22 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: BJP on Jammu and Kashmir people

There should be no politics over the Supreme Court or its judgment on petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution and its verdict should be respected by the entire country, BJP's Jammu and Kashmir unit chief Ravinder Raina said on Saturday. (PTI)

Dec 11, 2023 9:08 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: High hopes from Supreme Court

With just a few hours before the Supreme Court announces its verdict on Article 370, Congress leader Ravinder Sharma has said that people are expecting a lot from the Apex Court.

Ravinder Sharma told ANI “People are expecting a lot from the Supreme Court and we believe that the SC will rightly uphold the Constitution and the sentiments of the people.”

Dec 11, 2023 8:51 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Security detail in J&K

Dec 11, 2023 8:35 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Security arrangements being made in J&K

Adequate security arrangements have been made to ensure a peaceful atmosphere in Kashmir as the Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce its verdict on Monday on a bunch of petitions challenging the abrogation of the provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution by the Centre in August 2019, a senior police officer said on Sunday. (PTI)

Dec 11, 2023 8:16 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: What Centre told Supreme Court

The central government had defended its decision to abrogate Article 370, saying there was no "constitutional fraud" in repealing the provision that accorded special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Dec 11, 2023 7:59 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: CJI Chandrachud on Article 35A

CJI DY Chandrachud, who is heading the Supreme Court bench, said on the abrogation of Article 370 that Article 35A took away the fundamental rights of the people in Jammu and Kashmir.

Dec 11, 2023 7:42 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Omar Abdullah on J&K ruling today

Ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on the revocation of Article 370 on Monday, National Conference (NC) Vice President Omar Abdullah said that he is hoping to get justice and they are eagerly awaiting the judgement in favour of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. (ANI)

Dec 11, 2023 7:31 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Ghulam Nabi Azad on SC ruling

Ahead of the Supreme Court verdict over Article 370, Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) President Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday said that tomorrow we will know whether the verdict is in the interest of the Kashmiri people or against their interest. (ANI)

Dec 11, 2023 7:17 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Unique relationship of J&K with Union

The petitioners further argued that Jammu and Kashmir has always had a unique relationship with the Union, and there was no merger between the state and the union. They said that this meand J&K autonomy has to be maintained via Article 370.

Dec 11, 2023 6:59 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Petitioners slam Centre

During the hearing, petitioners fighting against the scrapping of Article 370 said that the Centre had been “acting for its own benefit” and not adhering to the rules of the land.

Dec 11, 2023 6:15 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: What did the petitions say

The petitioners in their plea argued that Article 370 was meant to be temporary, and was set to remain in place only till the Constituent Assembly of the erstwhile state took a decision.

Dec 11, 2023 11:00 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Three judgements to be delivered

The Supreme Court's five judge constitutional bench will be delivering three verdicts in total revolving around the abrogation of Article 370.

Dec 11, 2023 10:48 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: L&K LG denies Mufti's house arrest

Dec 11, 2023 10:35 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Security beefed up in J&K

Security beefed up across Kashmir especially on highways. Government has appointed magistrates at sensitive places in Srinagar city to tackle law and order problem incase of any protest against the judgement.

Dec 11, 2023 10:33 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: ‘Full faith in judiciary’

Dec 11, 2023 10:24 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Mehbooba Mufti on house arrest

Before the Supreme Court verdict has been announced, the Jammu and Kashmir police has decided to seal the doors of PDP chied Mehbooba Mufti, putting her on house arrest.

Dec 11, 2023 10:06 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Judgement in a few minutes

It is expected that the Supreme Court judgement over the abrogation of Article 370 will be announced between 10 am to 10:30 am today, December 11.

Dec 11, 2023 9:58 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: What Centre proposed

During the abrogation of Article 370, Centre has said that Jammu and Kashmir will only temporarily be a Union Territory, and its statehood will be restored soon. Ladakh, however, will remain a Union Territory.

Dec 11, 2023 9:41 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: ‘Decision in golden letters’

As the country waits for the Supreme Court's historic decision on Article 370, Sunil Dimple, leader of the Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference has said that the decision which will come today will be written in golden letters while Amit Raina, of the NGO Roots in Kashmir has expressed his confidence that the Court will not bring back this Article.

Dec 11, 2023 9:22 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: BJP on Jammu and Kashmir people

There should be no politics over the Supreme Court or its judgment on petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution and its verdict should be respected by the entire country, BJP's Jammu and Kashmir unit chief Ravinder Raina said on Saturday. (PTI)

Dec 11, 2023 9:08 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: High hopes from Supreme Court

With just a few hours before the Supreme Court announces its verdict on Article 370, Congress leader Ravinder Sharma has said that people are expecting a lot from the Apex Court.

Ravinder Sharma told ANI “People are expecting a lot from the Supreme Court and we believe that the SC will rightly uphold the Constitution and the sentiments of the people.”

Dec 11, 2023 8:51 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Security detail in J&K

Dec 11, 2023 8:35 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Security arrangements being made in J&K

Adequate security arrangements have been made to ensure a peaceful atmosphere in Kashmir as the Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce its verdict on Monday on a bunch of petitions challenging the abrogation of the provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution by the Centre in August 2019, a senior police officer said on Sunday. (PTI)

Dec 11, 2023 8:16 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: What Centre told Supreme Court

The central government had defended its decision to abrogate Article 370, saying there was no "constitutional fraud" in repealing the provision that accorded special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Dec 11, 2023 7:59 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: CJI Chandrachud on Article 35A

CJI DY Chandrachud, who is heading the Supreme Court bench, said on the abrogation of Article 370 that Article 35A took away the fundamental rights of the people in Jammu and Kashmir.

Dec 11, 2023 7:42 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Omar Abdullah on J&K ruling today

Ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on the revocation of Article 370 on Monday, National Conference (NC) Vice President Omar Abdullah said that he is hoping to get justice and they are eagerly awaiting the judgement in favour of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. (ANI)

Dec 11, 2023 7:31 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Ghulam Nabi Azad on SC ruling

Ahead of the Supreme Court verdict over Article 370, Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) President Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday said that tomorrow we will know whether the verdict is in the interest of the Kashmiri people or against their interest. (ANI)

Dec 11, 2023 7:17 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Unique relationship of J&K with Union

The petitioners further argued that Jammu and Kashmir has always had a unique relationship with the Union, and there was no merger between the state and the union. They said that this meand J&K autonomy has to be maintained via Article 370.

Dec 11, 2023 6:59 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: Petitioners slam Centre

During the hearing, petitioners fighting against the scrapping of Article 370 said that the Centre had been “acting for its own benefit” and not adhering to the rules of the land.

Dec 11, 2023 6:15 AM IST

Article 370 verdict LIVE updates: What did the petitions say

The petitioners in their plea argued that Article 370 was meant to be temporary, and was set to remain in place only till the Constituent Assembly of the erstwhile state took a decision.