In a landmark move, the Supreme Court Constitution Bench unanimously upheld the abrogation of Article 370 of J&K on Dec 11. A 5-Judge bench led by CJI DY Chandrachud pronounced the verdict and called Article 370 “Temporary Provision”. The Apex Court has directed ECI to conduct elections to the Legislative Assembly of J&K by Sept 2024. President of the Supreme Court Bar Association, Dr Adish C Aggarwala hailed the Apex Court’s decision. While some political leaders welcomed the Article 370 verdict, others expressed their disappointment. PM Modi in a tweet, welcomed the verdict terming it historic, a beacon of hope and a promise of a brighter future.