SC Favours with J&K Restrictions with the Centre


The Supreme Court ruled against the petition filed by activist Tehseen Poonawala and did not interfered with the Centre’s administrative procedures in the Jammu and Kashmir situation on Tuesday.

The three-judge SC bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra along with Justice M R Shah and Justice Ajay Rastogi said not to intervene with the curfew situation and restrictions in the Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory but rather supported the Centre’s move in handling the situation to normalise.

Attorney General (A-G) KK Venugopal appearing for the Centre gave reference to the 2016 agitation in J&K state following the death of Burhan Wani which resulted in curfew situation citing relevance to the ongoing impositions in the region.

The A-G said there is no loss of life aftermath the removal of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution which granted special privileges to the residents.

Activist Poonawala has cited in his petition on the detention of former CMs Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti and J&K’s People’s Conference leader Sajjad Lone being on house arrest on August 5 and the region being debarred from communication services.


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