Restrictions In Kashmir Will Be Lifted Gradually, Govt Tells Supreme Court

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The situation in Jammu and Kashmir is improving day by day and curbs are being lifted gradually, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Friday.

A special bench comprising Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and justices SA Bobde and SA Nazeer was hearing a petition filed by advocate ML Sharma challenging the presidential order on Article 370 and a plea by Anuradha Bhasin, executive editor, Kashmir Times seeking the removal of all the restrictions on the working of media.

“We would like to give little more time on the issue of lifting the restriction on media in Jammu and Kashmir,” the court said.

“We have read landline connections are being restored and also got a call today from Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court,” the court added.

“We will take up this matter on media restrictions along with other connected matters,” it said, without fixing any particular date. 

via Huffpost

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