Jammu & Kashmir People's Conference has filed a writ petition before the Supreme Court challenging the scrapping of Article 370 through Presidential orders and also the Jammu and Kashmir (Reorganization) Act of 2019.
The petition contends that the Presidential Order has been issued pursuant to the "concurrence" of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, despite there being no popularly elected Government in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, under the provisions of the Constitution and it is an affront on the Constitution of India and a blatant attack on the federal nature of the Indian Constitution.
It is further contended that the concurrence of the Government of the State provided by the Governor, does not express the will of the people, as the Governor is merely substituting for a popularly elected Government, as an emergency measure under Article 356 of the Constitution. The imposition of the President's Rule for the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution of India was an illegal and unconstitutional exercise of Article 356 of the Constitution of India, the petition reads.
The list of dates annexed to the petition gives an elaborate narration about the political history of the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
Excerpts from the Writ Petition
The writ petition filed by the J&K People's Conference through its spokesperson Adnan Ashraf assails the Presidential orders and the Reorganization Act on the following grounds. (Only a few are reproduced)