Prime Minister Modi termed the Supreme Court verdict on the abrogation of Article 370 as “historic”.
Four years after the special status to Jammu and Kashmir was done away with, the Supreme Court of India today upheld the Union Government's decision to abrogate Article 370. However, it said that every decision taken by the Centre on behalf of a State can't be subject to a legal challenge. The court also asked the Election Commission of India to hold an assembly election in the state by September 30, 2024.
The verdict evoked mixed reactions from the political arena. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Supreme Court verdict on the abrogation of Article 370 is historic and constitutionally upholds the decision taken by the Parliament of India on 5th August 2019.
"It is a resounding declaration of hope, progress and unity for our sisters and brothers in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. The Court, in its profound wisdom, has fortified the very essence of unity that we, as Indians, hold dear and cherish above all else," Modi wrote on X.
Prime Minister Modi said that the verdict is not just a legal judgement but it is a beacon of hope, a promise of a brighter future and a testament to the government's collective resolve to build a stronger, more united India.