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Ex-CJI ‘conveniently kicked petitions against Article 370 into long grass’: Omar

Srinagar, August 29 (KMS): In what total distrust in Indian judiciary, National Conference (NC) vice president Omar Abdullah deplored that N V Ramana, former Chief Justice of India, retired without hearing the petitions against abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian constitution.

Omar Abdullah shared a news report on Twitter about CJI Ramana’s comments in April this year that the Supreme Court would hear the petitions after the summer vacation, and said, “And then he retired without ever constituting the bench. He very conveniently kicked it into the long grass.”

“Some people wonder why faith in these institutions gets eroded. Perhaps it has something to do with the way serious issues are handled,” he added.

New Delhi on August 5, 2019 abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution — which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir — and bifurcated the territory into Union Territories.

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