Senior advocate Kapil Sibal had predicted the Article 370 Judgment hours before the Supreme Court announced its ruling today.
Kapil Sibal was the counsel for some of the petitioners in the case who had challenged the scrapping of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir in 2019.
“Some battles are fought to be lost. For history must record the uncomfortable facts for generations to know. The right and wrong of institutional actions will be debated for years to come,” Kapil Sibal posted on X – formerly known as Twitter.
Some battles are fought to be lost
For history must record the uncomfortable facts for generations to know
The right and wrong of institutional actions will be debated for years to come
History alone is the final arbiter
of the moral compass of historic decisions
— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal)
The Supreme Court today backed the Centre’s move to scrap special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and ordered elections next year.
A five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud also upheld the validity of the decision to carve out the union territory of Ladakh in August 2019.
The Centre had argued that its decisions were taken within the legal framework. It had also contended that the mainstreaming of Jammu and Kashmir has reduced terrorism and provided a level playing field.
Over the last four years, it has helped move the erstwhile state on the fast-track to development, the government had argued.
Article 370 was scrapped and Jammu and Kashmir split in August 2019 – over a year after the PDP-BJP alliance government had collapsed.