New Delhi

The Supreme Court would on Friday hear a group of five petitions testing the legitimacy of Article 35A, which bars pariahs from purchasing steady property in the Jammu and Kashmir.

As per the reason list discharged by the Supreme Court registry, the case would be heard by a three-judge seat headed by Chief Justice of India Justice Dipak Mishra on August 31.

The case figures at serial number 18 among the cases recorded on Friday.

The five petitions testing legitimacy of Article 35A have been documented by We the Citizens, West Pakistan Refugees Action Committee and others, Dr Charu Wali Khanna D/o M K Wali, Kali Dass and others and Radhika Gill and others.

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) containing Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik have called for far reaching shutdown on August 30 and 31 to challenge the petitions calling for rejecting of the state subject law.

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