New Delhi, Aug 8: The Supreme Court on Tuesday admitted a plea challenging Article 370 of the Constitution that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The apex court issued a notice to the Centre and sought its response on special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution.

A bench of Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justice AK Goel and Justice DY Chandrachud issued a notice to the Central government while hearing a plea that challenges the legality of Article 370. An appeal filed by one Kumari Vijayalakshmi Jha says that Article 370 has lapsed and urged that the separate constitution of Jammu and Kashmir be declared illegal.

The petition was first filed in Delhi High Court, arguing that the Article 370 impinged upon the fundamental structure of our Constitution, and was against the sovereignty, integrity, unity of the nation. However, the Delhi Court had dismissed the plea, after which Kumari Vijayalakshmi Jha moved the appeal in Supreme Court.