“This is the Article 370 matter. The delimitation is also going on,” the senior lawyer said.
“Let me see,” the CJI said, adding, “This is a five-judge matter. I will have to reconstitute the bench.”
The court agreed to re-constitute a five-judge bench to hear pleas after summer vacation.
Several petitions challenging the Centre’s decision to abrogate provisions of Article 370 and the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, which splits J-K into two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh — were referred to a Constitution Bench headed by Justice N V Ramana in 2019 by the then CJI Ranjan Gogoi.