The Supreme Court has refused to interfere in administrative restrictions imposed on communication and people’s movement in the aftermath of removal of the special status enjoyed by it under Article 370. The top court said it was too early for it to intervene and it was against playing the role of a day-to-day administrator. The court adjourned hearing on the plea for two weeks.
The SC’s comments were in response to a petition by Tehseen Poonawala challenging the Centre’s decision to impose restrictions and “other regressive measures” in Jammu and Kashmir. The plea sought withdrawal of ‘curfew/ restrictions’ and other alleged regressive measures including blocking of phone lines, Internet and news channels in J&K.
Aug 13, 2019 13:31 IST