On Monday, various petitions were heard in the Supreme Court regarding Jammu and Kashmir. In the first petition, the court issued a notice to the government to restore internet service in the valley. In the second petition, hearing the children illegally under house arrest, the matter was referred to the constitutional bench. The third hearing took place on the petition of the editor of Kashmir Times.
Internet service should be started immediately in the valley
The apex court has issued a notice to the Central Government, hearing a PIL. In the petition, the court was asked to issue directions to the Center so that high-speed internet service in the valley and landline service in hospitals and medical establishment should be started with immediate effect.
Children illegally placed under house arrest
The Supreme Court has referred the petition of child rights expert Anakshi Ganguly and Professor Shanta Sinha to the constitutional bench. The petition alleged that the children of Jammu and Kashmir were illegally detained in view of neutralizing most of the provisions of Article 370. The court will start hearing on the arguments pertaining to Article 370 from tomorrow.
Vaiko can file a new petition
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear the petition filed by Rajya Sabha member Vaiko seeking to present Farooq Abdullah, the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, and said that the MDMK leader ordered detention under the Public Safety Act Can challenge A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi told Vaiko’s counsel, “He (Abdullah) is under custody under the Public Safety Act.”
Vaiko’s lawyer questioned the conduct of the Jammu and Kashmir administration and claimed that Abdullah was detained under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act just minutes before the September 16 hearing in the Supreme Court. The bench also consists of Justice SA Bobde and Justice SA Nazir. The bench said that the petitioner can challenge the order of detention against Abdullah before the competent authority under the Jammu Kashmir Public Safety Act.
Article 370 will be heard from October 1
The Supreme Court on Monday sent petitions challenging the decision to remove most of the provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution in its Constitution Bench on Monday and the bench will hear the case from Tuesday.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi referred the petitions to the five-judge bench. These include petitions raising the issue of alleged restrictions on the movement of journalists in Kashmir and petitions claiming alleged illegal detention of minors in the Valley. A Constitution Bench headed by Justice NV Raman will hear matters related to the Kashmir case from Tuesday.