SC adjourns hearing on Article 370 till Thursday

SC adjourns hearing on Article 370 till Thursday

Agency News

New Delhi, Nov 19: The Supreme Court adjourned till Thursday hearing on a Public Interest Litigation filed by 'Kashmir Times' Executive Editor Anuradha Bhasin and others against imposition of restrictions on internet and other forms of communication after the abrogation of Article 370 which had conferred J and K special status.

"We adjourn the matter for further hearing for day after tomorrow on the request made by the Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta," the Justice NV Ramana-led bench ruled on Tuesday.

Senior counsel Huzefa Ahmadi, Dushyant Dave and Meenakshi Arora appeared for various plaintiffs, Foundation for Media Professionals and other intervenors, in the case.

Mr Dave contended that blanket restrictions were imposed in entire Jammu and Kashmir just on the basis of assumption that law and order problem could occur and had lasted more than 100 days.

Under apex court scrutiny was a batch of petitions challenging the restrictions imposed in J&K after the Article 370 abrogation .

Plaintiffs sought immediate restoration of landline, mobile connectivity and internet services in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Centre, on the other hand, had justified the blockade imposition for the larger public interest in view of the safety and security of the nation. (UNI)