J&K – The issues around the state

J&K Resettlement Act: a brief background- II

  1. Validity challenged: In 1982, the Act was first challenged before SC and then Governor B.K. Nehru had refused to sign the Bill and sent it back to the Assembly
  2. Later Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the then President of newly constituted BJP, had also filed a petition before the apex court seeking intervention
  3. The matter was considered by the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court in 2001 on a presidential reference
  4. The apex court returned the reference back to President with a three-word pronouncement- ‘Returned, respectfully, unanswered’
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