SC asks J&K administration to review imposed restrictions from time-to-time; apex court to hear arguments on internet restriction pleas on 5 Nov

A bench headed by Justice NV Ramana, which was hearing a batch of petitions challenging the restrictions imposed in the state following the scrapping of its special status, was told by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that they were reviewing restrictions on a daily basis

Press Trust of India October 24, 2019 14:45:32 IST
SC asks J&K administration to review imposed restrictions from time-to-time; apex court to hear arguments on internet restriction pleas on 5 Nov
  • Supreme Court told the Jammu and Kashmir administration that restrictions to be reviewed from time to time

  • The solicitor general told the court that restrictions on the Internet were going on as the issue has 'cross border implications'

  • The apex court would hear the arguments on these pleas 5 November

New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday told the Jammu and Kashmir administration that they may impose restrictions in the name of national interest, but it has to be reviewed from time to time.

SC asks JK administration to review imposed restrictions from timetotime apex court to hear arguments on internet restriction pleas on 5 Nov

File image of the Supreme Court of India. AP

A bench headed by Justice NV Ramana, which was hearing a batch of petitions challenging the restrictions imposed in the state following the scrapping of its special status, was told by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that they were reviewing restrictions on a daily basis.

"The restrictions are being reviewed daily. In around 99 percent area, no restrictions are there," Mehta, who was appearing for the state administration, told the apex court. The bench, also comprising R Subhash Reddy and BR Gavai, asked Mehta about the restriction on the Internet in the state.

The solicitor general told the court that restrictions on the Internet were going on as the issue has "cross border implications". The apex court would hear the arguments on these pleas 5 November.

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