New Delhi: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah-led National Conference (NC) has filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the Centre’s move to revoke Article 370.
According to a report in NDTV, the party claims that the Centre’s move is “illegal”. Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which provided a special status to Jammu and Kashmir was scrapped on August 5, 2019.
The petition has been filed by NC MP’s Akbar Lone and Hasnain Masoodi.
Following the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government’s decision on the abrogation on Article 370, hundreds of political leaders in the state including Omar Abdullah and former CM Mehbooba Mufti, have been kept under house arrest.
After a week-long shutdown in the state, on Friday, phone and internet services were partly restored on Friday and several other restrictions ahead of Bakr Eid celebrations were also eased.
Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Satya Pal Malik said, “We are preparing for Eid. We are ensuring that maximum facilities are provided to the people. People should celebrate Eid without fear, and peacefully.”
Schools in the city, which were closed as a precautionary measure before the special status of J&K was revoked, have now reopened.
“In Jammu, the situation is normal. In Kashmir, everything is under control. All steps necessary to maintain law and order will be taken,” Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Law and Order, Muneer Khan said.