Indian Constitution

J&K tense ahead of SC hearing

Extract: Complete shutdown in Kashmir Valley to defend Article 35A; Amarnath yatra suspended Unease and growing anxiety was palpable in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, a day ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on whether a Constitution Bench should go into the question of Article 35A, which empowers the State …

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Valley in freeze; weddings called off

Protests over the move to scrap Article 35A have cast a cloud over the exuberant marriage season Fearing widespread violence, families in the Kashmir Valley have been cancelling weddings scheduled for Monday ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on Article 35A . Local newspapers and cable channels have been full …

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Kashmir on the boil over Article 35A hearing in SC

People hit the streets on Saturday protesting moves to scrap Article 35A, which defines State subject laws. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear three petitions challenging Article 35A on August 6. Separatists have called for a two-day shutdown on Monday over the issue. Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/kashmir-on-the-boil-over-article-35a-hearing-in-sc/article24606252.ece

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Refugees in J&K await citizenship

The release of the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam has once again turned the spotlight on the refugee problem in Jammu and Kashmir, with many representatives of displaced people seeking a one-time settlement in the State. Labha Ram Gandhi, the president of the West Pakistan Refugees Action …

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LS passes commercial courts Bill

The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2018. It will designate some courts as commercial courts for speedy disposal of commercial disputes and will reduce the pecuniary jurisdiction of these courts from Rs. 1 crore to Rs. …

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