Jammu court questions application of CPC provision to J&K after Article 370 deletion, refers matter to High Court

"Substantive amendments could have been brought only by a competent legislature and not by the executive in exercise of power under Section 96 of the J&K Reorganisation Act," the Jammu court said.
District Court Complex Jammu
District Court Complex Jammu

A Jammu court recently expressed reservations about whether the Central government could have made a provision of the Code of Civil Procedure (CPC) concerning the time limit to file written statements in civil suits applicable to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution.

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