The Supreme Court has given an important decision today. The court has accepted the decision of the Government of India on August 5, 2019 to abolish Article 370 as correct. The court has said that Parliament and the President had the right to take a decision on Article 370. The country’s biggest court has even said that after merger with India, Jammu and Kashmir is no longer a sovereign state. This decision is being considered as a blow to those opposition parties, especially Congress, which had opposed the decision of the Government of India.
Actually, Congress had called a meeting of its working committee after the removal of Article 370. In this meeting, Congress had raised questions on the process of the government. However, the party seemed to be a little shy from reacting directly on the removal of Article 370. Congress said that Article 370 was gradually becoming weak and it had eroded to a great extent but the way the Government of India abolished it was not right.
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Congress party on backfoot?
Congress’s opinion on this was that the way the Government of India removed it in a hurry without consulting the local parties and people, raises serious questions. But now that the Supreme Court has given its verdict contrary to the decision of the biggest decision making body of the Congress and has justified the process of the Government of India, it is natural for the Congress Party to come on the backfoot. On the one hand, the decision of the Supreme Court and on the other, the decision of the party’s working committee, it will be very important to see what the Congress party standing between these two will say.
Big things about the Supreme Court’s decision
The Supreme Court said that after merger with India, Jammu and Kashmir is no longer a sovereign state and Article 370 is a temporary provision. The Supreme Court has said that elections should be held in Jammu and Kashmir by 30 September 2024 and the statehood should be restored as soon as possible. .
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