Now in apex court
Many petitioners have finally moved to Supreme Court for a review petition, challenging the order of JK High Court as it declared the act as “illegal, unconstitutional and unsustainable”, and ordered a CBI probe into the allotment of land under this law.
While the petitioners will get the cover of protection by this latest direction of Supreme Court, but the government lawyer has said that this protection while the matter was being heard in the apex court is only for the petitioners and other co- petitioners who have separately challenged the JK High Court order passed on October 9 in the Supreme Court.
Media has already reported that the Supreme Court in its December 10 last year order has got the assurance from Tushar Mehta who appeared on behalf of the JK government that no action would be taken against the petitioners till the matter is pending in the top court.
Mehta, while appraising the top court that Jammu and Kashmir had already filed a review petition in the high court, had said the authority was “not against bonafide and common people who are not land grabbers”.
The top court had also clarified that the pendency of these special leave petitions before it would not come in the way of hearing of review petitions by the high court. It had granted liberty to the petitioners before the top court to also file review petition(s), if any, before the high court.