Supreme Court to hear cases on Love Jihad, Article 35(A) and many more
From Article 35 A to Love Jihad. The Supreme Court will hear a host of important cases today. A bench led by Justice AK Sikri will also hear the West Bengal government's petition against the Centre's move to make Aadhaar, a 12-digit unique identification number for citizens, mandatory to get social welfare benefits. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra will take up petitions seeking repeal of Article 35(A), a law that guarantees special privileges to the restive state of Jammu and Kashmir. The main petition in the case is filed by an NGO, We the Citizens, which says the state's autonomous status granted by Article 35(A) and Article 370 of the Constitution discriminates against fellow citizens from the rest of the India. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra will hear a Muslim man's request for reversing a Kerala high court order that cancelled his marriage with a Hindu girl after she converted to Islam.