Article 370 abrogation in J-K constitutionally valid: SC

The Supreme Court upheld the Centre's decision to abrogate Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Article 370 of the Indian constitution[a] gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Jammu and Kashmir was administered by India as a state from 17 November 1952 to 31 October 2019, and Article 370 conferred on it the power to have a separate constitution

The Supreme Court also directed the Election Commission of India to hold Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections by September 30, 2024.

Article 370 of the Constitution was a temporary provision and the president has the power to revoke it.

The Supreme Court ruling can be seen as a big boost for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections

The Supreme Court said it has held that Article 370 was a temporary provision.

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