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Jammu And Kashmir Admin Revokes Political Science Teacher’s Suspension After SC’s Intervention

The political science teacher Zahoor Ahmad Bhat had been removed from his place of posting in Srinagar a day after he argued a case related to the abrogation of Article 370 before the Supreme Court.

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Jammu and Kashmir administration has revoked the suspension of a teacher after the intervention of Supreme Court.

The political science teacher Zahoor Ahmed Bhat was reinstated on amid calls for scrutiny from the Apex Court. 

The Jammu and Kashmir administration issued an order revoking Bhat’s suspension.

Bhat has beent to report to his original place of posting for further duties. 

He had been place under suspensionon August 25, a day after he appeared before the Apex Court in connection with the Article 370 abrogation case.

“Consequent on withdrawal of order number 251-JK (Edu) of August 25 (Order of suspension and subsequent attachment to Jammu), Zahoor Ahmed Bhat, senior lecturer, political science, is hereby relieved from the office today," the order issued by the Jammu and Kashmir administration read.

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Earlier, Bhat had been accused of violating the UT’s code of conduct for government employees. 

He had been removed from his place of posting in Srinagar a day after he argued a case related to the abrogation of Article 370 before the Supreme Court. 

He was attached to the office of Director School Education, Jammu while a senior officer was appointed as an inquiry officer to conduct an in-depth inquiry into his conduct.

Later, the Supreme Court had asked Attorney General R Venkataramani and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to look into the issue of Bhat's suspension.

“This should not happen. Someone arguing before this court gets suspended…" the bench had said after senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Rajeev Dhavan told the five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud about Bhat's suspension.

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The Supreme Court is currently hearing a bunch of petitions challenging the scrapping of Article 370 that granted special status to the erstwhile state. 

The BJP led Central Government had scrapped Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, and also subsequently bifurcated the state into two Union Territories—J&K and Ladakh on 5 August 2019.
 

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