BJP leader seeks an early hearing on Article 370

BJP leader seeks an early hearing on Article 370

New Delhi: BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Upadhyaya on Wednesday approached the Supreme Court seeking an urgent hearing on a PIL challenging Article 370 of the Constitution that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Upadhyaya mentioned his plea before a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.

“File a memo,” the Chief Justice said but did not give any assurance to the petitioner.

Earlier, the court had issued a notice to the Centre seeking its response on public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Upadhyaya who has said the matter was of extreme national importance and should be heard on priority.