Saturday, February 27, 2021
Home News Reports Supreme Court refuses to interfere on the restrictions imposed in J&K, says government should...

Supreme Court refuses to interfere on the restrictions imposed in J&K, says government should get time

Justice Mishra said, "Even the petitioner may not know the truth. It is a very badly drafted petition". 

The apex court of the country today declined to interfere in the curbs imposed on communication and people’s movement in Jammu and Kashmir after the government revoked Article 370 and Article 35A and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories. The restrictions were put in place ahead of the historic moves to fully integrate Jammu and Kashmir into India were announced by Home Minister Amit Shah.

A Supreme Court bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra, M R Shah and Ajay Rastogi said it was too premature for it to intercede in the everyday functioning of the administration. The court has further put off the hearing on the plea for two weeks.

In response to the petition filed by Tehseen Poonawala, in which he had challenged the government’s move to impose restrictions and “other regressive measures”, the court refused to meddle in saying that the government should be given appropriate time for the normalcy to prevail. Poonawala sought withdrawal of restrictions and other alleged regressive measures including communication blockade in J&K.

When the Supreme Court asked the government how long it will take to restore normalcy in the state, Attorney General KK Venugopal informed the court that the government is monitoring the situation on a day to day basis. Citing that in the aftermath of the death of Burhan Wani, 46 persons had died in the violence, the AG said that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is dynamic, and certain section of people are waiting for just one opportunity to create disturbances.

The apex court also criticised the petition saying it is badly drafted. Justice Mishra said, “Even the petitioner may not know the truth. It is a very badly drafted petition”.

The court said that every pros and cons have to be considered before arriving at a decision, asking who would be responsible if something really bad happens after lifting the restrictions. Justice Shah said that government also want to revert to normalcy as soon as possible. Justice Mishra added the court is all for liberty but there has to be a real picture before them, some reasonable time has to be given to wait for normalcy.

Tehseen was not the only one to file a petition in the Supreme Court for lifting the restrictions on communication channels in the state. The editor of Kashmir Times, Anuradha Bhasin today filed a petition seeking an urgent hearing to remove restrictions imposed in the state in the aftermath of Article 370 abrogation.

Vrinda Grover, advocate of Bhasin, asked the courts to direct the state administration to provide a conducive environment for journalists to carry on their jobs unimpeded. The SC bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra asked advocate Vrinda Grover to hand over the memo to the registrar and that he will look into it.

After the government took the momentous decision of repealing Article 370 on August 6 last week, assorted liberals and separatist sympathisers have expressed their disapproval with the government’s move. Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said that move was a “constitutional manoeuvre” while many others insinuated that the decision was made to subdue the population of India’s only Muslim-majority state.

The government, on the other hand, has claimed that it is committed to the development of Jammu and Kashmir and the decision taken by it will bolster growth and development in the state besides facilitating greater integration of state with the Indian union.

The situation in the state is closely monitored by security and administrative agencies and based on the dynamic situation, restrictions are tightened or relaxed as deemed appropriate by the local authorities.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Father of Richa Bharti, the girl who had refused to distribute Quran to secure bail, shot dead in native Bihar village: Read details

The father of the daring Bihar girl Richa Bharti has been shot down by assailants in her native village of Nalanda district in Bihar.

‘Plan to attack your family is ready’: Full text of threat letter to Mukesh Ambani and investigation so far into bomb threat

Two days after explosives was discovered outside Antilla, residence of Mukesh Ambani, more details have emerged regarding bomb threat

Al-Qaeda linked Turkish group IHH expands network in Nepal: From building Islamic centres to funding Jihadi orgs functioning along Indian border

In the near future, Al-Qaeda linked IHH intends to expand into the Sunsari region, an area close to the India-Nepal border.

Dangerous political rhetoric against Industrialists and a lingering question: Did it lead to the bomb threat to Mukesh Ambani

A car laden with explosives was discovered outside Antilla, the residence of Mukesh Ambani and his family.

US intelligence report says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved killing of Jamal Khashoggi, Biden admin imposes ‘Kashoggi ban’: Details

United States for the first time accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of approving killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

“Samachar Tamasha Nahi” – 5 instances in recent history when India Today group had indulged in drama, fake news and shoddy journalism

While Aaj Tak runs 'Samachar Tamasha Nahi' campaign claiming to be no-nonsense channel, 5 incidents when it was caught spreading fake news

Recently Popular

Did Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan elope with her Hindu servant? Here is the truth

The image that is being used to claim that Iran Khan has 'eloped with her Hindu servant' was originally shared by Nupur Shikare, her fitness trainer. The two were posing on the occasion of Diwali.

US President Joe Biden casually drops the N-word during Munich Security Conference, accused of racism on social media

The N-word is considered as one of the hateful words that were first uttered in the 17th century. Its origin can be traced back to the Spanish word 'negro', which is often used by white supremacists to deliberately offend the African-American community.

‘His opinion less than objective and reliable, his conduct questionable’, says UK court about justice Markandey Katju in Nirav Modi extradition order

The UK Court rejected Justice Katju's argument that Nirav Modi will not get fair trial in India, and exposed his hypocrisy

I worry about Yogendra Yadav’s mental health and his The Print article on the 2021 Bengal elections proves I am not wrong

As BJP rises in Bengal, a panic attack was detailed in The Print, written by our very own Icchadhari protestor, Yogendra Yadav.

‘Hindi filmmakers repeatedly insult Hindu Gods and Goddesses’: Remarks Allahabad HC rejecting bail of Amazon Prime’s Aparna Purohit in Tandav case

Aparna Purohit is accused of hurting religious sentiments through scenes mocking Hindu gods in the web series 'Tandav' on Amazon Prime

Did the Congress party pay fishermen in Kerala Rs 30,000 to swim with Rahul Gandhi? What we know

CPIM owned Deshabhimani quoeted fishermen claiming Rahul Gandhi swimming in sea in Kerala was a drama staged by paying them
- Advertisement -


Connect with us