New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday refused to entertain a plea that challenged the delimitation of constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir.
The bench consisting of Justices S K Kaul and A S Oka also cleared out that their judgement to dismiss the plea in question should not be interpreted as a decision taken regarding Article 370 as a seperate matter has been pending before Constitutional bench.
Appearing for the petitioners, Ravi Shankar Jandhyala submitted that the decision to exercise delimitation was in violation of the Indian Constitution, especially Article 170 (3).
The petitioners contended that the delimitation could not be exercised until 2026, considering that the last order regarding the same was passed in year 2008.
While putting up his arguments, Advocate Jandhyala had verbally argued that the provisions of the Jammu And Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 is in the teeth of the Constitution of India.
To which, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that the constitutional validity of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act was not even challenged in the current writ petition.
He further contended that the legislature wants the Delimitation Committee to do the first delimitation only as the Election Commission is busy organising polls across India.
(With inputs from LiveLaw)
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