This is a cowardly afterthought by the BJP govt,” the CPI-M general secretary tweeted.
The party also termed August 5, the day when Jammu and Kashmir's special status was revoked, a black day in the state's history.
He said this 'blunder' has internationalized the Kashmir issue, flared up India-Pakistan tension and opened the possibility of mainstream leaders and separatists joining hands.
Hasnain Masoodi said the bifurcation of the state in two Union Territories cannot be done without the consent of the state assembly.
The petition filed by NC leaders Mohammad Akbar Lone and Hasnain Masoodi sought a direction from the apex court to declare the Presidential Order as "unconstitutional, void and inoperative" in J&K.
After an uproar by the treasury benches, Speaker Om Birla directed that Masoodi’s remarks be expunged.