Revocation of J&K’s special status

Revocation of J&K’s special status

The President of India promulgated two Constitutional Orders (C.O. 272/2019 and C.O. 273/2019) in August 2019 in effect revoking the special status of the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir. In the follow-up, the Jammu & Kashmir Reorganization Act of 2019 was also passed by the Parliament making two new Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. The erstwhile state of J&K has been a constant security concern for the nation.

A series of petitions were filed before the Supreme Court both before and after the promulgation of these Constitutional Orders, challenging their validity. One such petition is filed by the former IAS officer, Mr. Shah Faesal and his co-petitioners (W.P. (C) 1099/2019), who have challenged the constitutionality of above-mentioned Orders and the 2019 Act. The legal team of Indic Collective Trust is assisting the Kashmiri Samiti of Delhi in representing the view of Kashmiri Pandits in exile before the Court by filing an impleadment into the said matter. Proceedings before the apex Court have begun and our mentor J. Sai Deepak will be representing the Samiti therein.

The impleadment application filed by the Kashmiri Samiti is available below in pdf format.

Impleadment Application