Petitions challenging abrogation of Article 370: Apex court on test

Print edition : September 27, 2019

Sitaram Yechury (left) with his party colleague Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami at the latter’s residence in Srinagar on September 2.

A view of the Supreme Court building. In October, a five-judge Constitution Bench will take up petitions relating to the legality of detentions in Kashmir. Photo: V.V. KRISHNAN

As the Supreme Court begins hearing petitions challenging the Centre’s decision to abrogate Article 370, its reluctant intervention to ensure the release of detainees and the lifting of restrictions on the media fails to inspire hope.
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