Plea Against Resettlement Act Of 1982: Govt Seeks Adjournment  

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NEW DELHI — Jammu and Kashmir on Monday sought adjournment of the Supreme Court hearing on a plea challenging the validity of the sensitive J&K Resettlement Act of 1982, saying that there is no elected Government at present in the State which is under the President’s rule.

It said that since the challenge is to the State Legislature enactment, it would be appropriate if the hearing was done when the elected Government is in place.

The reason was given in a letter circulated among the parties in the case by the State administration.

In its affidavit filed through advocate Shoeb Alam, it replied to the query of the court, asked during the last hearing, as to how many people who had migrated from the state have applied for returning from Pakistan under the provisions of the Act.

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