No hearing of pleas against Article 35A in SC today

With the pleas against Article 35-A not figuring in the final cause-list issued by the Supreme Court registry on Tuesday, the matter will not be heard on Wednesday, a source said.

“The matter was listed in the advance list but it did not figure in the final list which came out this evening. So there will be no hearing of the matter on February 27,” the source said.

He, however, said it will become clear on Wednesday evening whether the matter will come up for hearing on February 28 (Thursday).

The matter was listed in the advance list from February 26-28.

A bunch of writ petitions have been filed in the apex court challenging Article 35A which empowers J&K legislature to define permanent residents of the state and grant special rights and privileges to them.

The lead case was filed in 2014 by a little-known Delhi-based NGO, ‘We The Citizens’.