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Supreme Court Bar Association:PILs must be heard by CJI or next four senior judges
Supreme Court Bar Association:PILs must be heard by CJI or next four senior judges
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SC decides to examine PIL on protecting army during stone-pelting in J&K

New Delhi, Feb 25 : Supreme Court on Monday decided to examine a PIL on protecting army men during stone-pelting incidents in the state of Jammu and Kashmir after hearing it from two students.

The division bench of the Apex Court, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and also comprising Justice Sanjiv Khanna issued notice to the Union of India (UOI), and other respondents, including state of Jammu and Kashmir on hearing the petitions filed by Preeti Gokhale and Kajal Mishra.

The petitions also sought a direction to pass appropriate orders on the issue. Those also questioned withdrawal of more than 9000 FIRs against stone-pelters by J&K government.

Lawyer, Neela Gokhale, appearing for the petitioners, said, the security or defence personnel also are doing their duty at a very danger zone or in a conflicting area. They should be protected from the stone-pelters. It is the duty they are doing for all of the people there in the state.

UNI