Supreme Court today adjourned hearing on pleas challenging Constitutional validity of Article 35 A pertaining to Jammu and Kashmir. Petitions on Article 35 A will now be heard in week commencing August 27, CJI Dipak Misra said.
The crucial hearing was adjourned as Justice DY Chandrachud, one of three judges in bench, was not present, says CJI.
In the next hearing, the three-judge bench which has been hearing case will decide whether issue of Article 35 A has to be referred to constitutional bench, the apex court said.
Earlier, the Jammu and Kashmir government had said that it will seek the postponement of the case in view of the pending Panchayat polls in the state.
The Constitutional provision gives special rights and privileges to the Jammu and Kashmir natives and bars people from outside the state from acquiring any kind of immovable property in Jammu and Kashmir.