August 2019 News

SC Notices To Centre, J-K On Plea For Removal Of Curbs On Journalists

27 August 2019

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought responses from the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir administration on a plea seeking removal of restrictions imposed on journalists after Article 370 was scrapped. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi issued notice on the plea filed by Anuradha Bhasin, Executive Editor of Kashmir Times. The bench, also comprising Justices SA Bobde and SA Nazeer, asked the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir administration to file their responses on Bhasin's plea within seven days. In the plea, Bhasin has sought directions for restoration of all modes of communication, including mobile Internet and landline services, throughout the state in order to provide an enabling environment for media to practise its profession.