New Delhi: The Supreme Court, on Friday, adjourned to second week of January 2019, the hearing on petitions challenging constitutional validity of Article 35 A.
The Court said it would wait for the panchayat polls to get over in December as both the Jammu and Kashmir government and the Centre had submitted to the SC that hearing it now would create a law and order problem.
Any debate and discussion on Article 35 A has direct repercussions on law and order in J-K, the State told SC.
"Let the elections take place. We are told, there is a law and order problem," said the Supreme Court.
“Do not want to precipitate matter when elections are due,” added Justice Chandrachud.
The local body polls are set to be held in 8 phases, beginning in September.