BJP leader approaches SC seeking early hearing on Article 370

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.

Published: 10th July 2019 01:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th July 2019 03:19 PM   |  A+A-

Ashwini Upadhyay

BJP spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay goes. (Photo)

By IANS

NEW DELHI: BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Upadhyay on Wednesday approached the Supreme Court seeking 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 notice to the Centre seeking its response on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Upadhyaya who has said the matter was of extreme national importance and should be heard on priority.

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