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Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code - which criminalised consensual sexual acts of same-gender adults in private -- is violative of Articles 14, 15, 19, and 21 of the Constitution, the Judge ruled.
A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said the present petition cannot be entertained under Article 32 and he can approach the high court with his grievances.
His remarks on Kashmir come at a time the Supreme Court is hearing pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35-A of the Constitution.
Article 35-A row: People's Democratic Party criticises Additional Solicitor General's stand in Supreme Court
Article 35-A, which was incorporated in the Constitution by a 1954 Presidential Order, accords special rights and privileges to the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir.
The team from IIT-B's Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering found 626 microplastic particles in the tested samples.
The National Conference president and MP said that it hurts people of the state whenever issues like revocation of Article 35-A are raised.
Business and other activities also resumed in the twin central Kashmir districts of Budgam and Ganderbal.
A three judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra adjourned the pleas till the second week of January 2019.
All shops, public transport, other businesses and educational institutions remained closed in Srinagar and other places in the valley.
Protests have been held across the length and breadth of Kashmir over the past month in support of continuing Article 35-A.
Train service remained suspended for the second day today on this route.
The apex court is hearing a bunch of petitions in the matter, including the one filed by NGO We the Citizens seeking quashing of article 35-A, which confers special status to permanent residents.
Independent MLA Abdul Rashid Sheikh today appealed to people of Jammu and Ladakh provinces to support the two-day strike call in support of Article 35-A of the Constitution.
The bench said that clause (1) of Article 371D confers power on the President to make provisions.
The court was hearing a petition filed by advocate Amit Sahni claiming that the Election Commission (EC) provides a common instrument or article, i.e. pen, to voters for marking ballot paper.