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SC to hear petitions on revocation of Article 370 in Kashmir

SC to hear petitions on revocation of Article 370 in Kashmir

Indian government revoked Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir earlier in this month. Since then, several petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the decision of the central government.

Some other petitions also filed challenging the restrictions imposed in the Valley including the communication blockade.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi is going to hear these pleas today. Earlier, the court refused to interfere with the decision of imposing restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir by the government stating that the issue is sensitive and some time is essential for the government to bring the situation to normalcy.

It was told to hear later on the petitions. Now, the petitions would be heard.

Some of the petitioners filed in the Supreme Court included Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury, social activist Tehseen Poonawalla, veteran journalist Satish Jacob, Activist Shehla Rashid and Shah Faesal, National Conference leader Mohammad Akbar Lone, an independent politician and former bureaucrat from Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmiri artist Inder Salim alias Inder Ji Tickoo etc.

As many as six retired military officers and bureaucrats also challenged the decision of revocation of Article 370 and filed a petition in the apex court.

ML Sharma, Soyaib Qureshi and Shakir Shabir are some other petitioners.

The plea of Executive Editor of Kashmir Times Anuradha Bhasin would also be heard today. The plea sought directions of the government to relax the movement of media and photojournalists to report freely on the situation of the Valley.

Mohammad Aleem Syed is a law graduate from Delhi. His family is residing Kashmir. He also filed a plea in the court seeking information on the whereabouts of his family.

While the plea of CPI(M)’s Yechury challenged the detention of Kashmir politician Mohammed Yousuf Tarigam, the petition of Poonawalla challenged the decision of the central government stating it as power abuse.

Most of the other petitions also challenged the revocation saying it is a violation of the rights of the Kashmiris.

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