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Supreme Court Directs EC To Conduct Elections In Jammu And Kashmir By September 2024

The five-judge Supreme Court bench delivered the verdict on petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir.

Supreme Court bench announces verdict on pleas challenging abrogation of provisions of Article 370.
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The Supreme Court bench on Monday directed the Election Commission to conduct elections of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly by September 30, 2024.

The five-judge Supreme Court bench delivered the verdict on petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir.

Chief Justice DY Chandrachud during the verdict said that they have directed that restoration of statehood in the Union Territory of J&K be done at the earliest.

CJI reportedly said, "We direct that steps shall be taken by the Election Commission of India to conduct elections to the Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir constituted under Section 14 of the Reorganisation Act by 30 September 2024; restoration of statehood shall take place at the earliest and as soon as possible."

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