In Jammu and Kashmir, the Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday the demand for the lifting of restrictions and curfews and introduction of mobile and internet services. Tehsin Poonawala has submitted this demand by filing a PIL in the Supreme Court.
National News: A bench of Justices Arun Mishra, MR Shah, and Ajay Rastogi will hear the plea of Poonawala. Apart from this, Anuradha Bhasin, executive editor of Kashmir Times, has also filed a petition in the Supreme Court demanding the abolition of the control imposed on journalists after the abolition of Article 370. An early hearing can be sought from the court on this petition on Tuesday.
Tehsin Poonawala’s petition has demanded the lifting of curfew and ban in Jammu and Kashmir and reinstatement of mobile and internet services as well as the immediate release of the detained leaders in the petition.
On Thursday, an early hearing was sought from the court on this petition, on which the court ordered to present the case before the Chief Justice for the imposition of hearing next week. It may be known that the President has issued an order abolishing Article 370, a provision giving special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Not only this, Jammu and Kashmir has been divided into two union territories.
The proposal to abolish Article 370 was passed by an overwhelming majority from both houses of Parliament and the President issued the order thereafter. After the abolition of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, some steps have been taken as a precaution in terms of security. The abolition of Article 370 has been challenged separately by filing some petitions in the Supreme Court. However, those petitions have not yet been listed for hearing.
National Conference Party MPs Mohammad Akbar Lone and Hasnain Masoodi are also among the petitioners. His petitions have abolished the abolition of Article 370 without the recommendation of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly and demanded the President’s order be canceled. Two lawyers have also filed petitions in this regard.