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Kashmir Highlights- Centre using brute force to scutlle all voices of dissent in Kashmir: Mamata Banerjee

Kashmir Highlights: A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said a five-judge bench will hear matters raising larger question on Article 370 in the first week of October.

By HT Correspondent | Aug 28, 2019 15:12 IST
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The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Centre on a bunch of petitions challenging the scrapping of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said a five-judge bench will hear matters on Article 370 in the first week of October.

The top court also allowed CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury and a student from Delhi’s Jamia Millia University to visit Jammu and Kashmir. The court said the student has to be provided police protection, if required, to meet his parents in Anantnag.

On Yechury’s plea, the court said he can go and meet his his friend and party worker to ascertain his whereabouts but warned that if he is found to be indulging in any other act it would be construed to be a violation of this court’s order.

“The court would like to hear matters raising larger question on Article 370… will issue notice and post the matter before a five-judge bench in October first week,” said CJI Gogoi.

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1:48 pm IST

Centre using brute force to scutlle all voices of dissent in Kashmir: Mamata Banerjee

Centre using brute force to scutlle all voices of dissent in Kashmir valley: Mamata Banerjee, reports PTI.

1:10 pm IST

I am going to Kashmir to meet Yusuf Tarigami tomorrow: Sitaram Yechury

CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury: I am going there tomorrow to meet party leader and former MLA, Yusuf Tarigami in Kashmir.

 

12:31 pm IST

Russia has no role to play in India-Pakistan dispute: Roman Babushkin, Deputy Chief of Russian Embassy in India

Roman Babushkin, Deputy Chief of Russian Embassy in India: Russia has no role to play in India-Pakistan dispute, unless both ask for mediation. During the closed-door event at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), we reiterated that Kashmir is an internal issue of India.

 

12:14 pm IST

This is the sovereign decision of Indian government: Russian Envoy to India, Nikolay Kudashev on Article 370

Russian Envoy to India, Nikolay Kudashev on Article 370: This is the sovereign decision of Indian government, it’s an internal matter of India. All issues existing between India and Pakistan should be resolved through dialogue on the basis of Shimla agreement and Lahore declaration.

 

11:57 am IST

Tushar Mehta had requested SC not to issue a formal notice to government

During the hearing, the Centre’s law officer Tushar Mehta had requested the Supreme Court on more than one occasion not to issue a formal notice to the government.

11:02 am IST

Supreme Court also issued a notice to Centre on plea by Kashmir Times Executive Editor, Anuradha Bhasin

Supreme Court also issued a notice to the Centre on the plea by Kashmir Times Executive Editor, Anuradha Bhasin, seeking a direction for relaxing restrictions on the internet, landline, and other communication channels. Supreme Court sought a detailed response from the Centre within 7 days, reports news agency ANI.

10:59 am IST

Supreme Court now hears petitions related to media freedom

CJI Ranjan Gogoi refuses to accept one of the petitioner’s plea to appoint an interlocutor. The court is now hearing petitions related to media freedom. Court issues notice on the petition, says notice is returnable in seven days

10:57 am IST

Lawyers for petitioners say how can the centre ask Supreme Court not to do it’s duty

Lawyers for petitioners say how can the centre ask Supreme Court not to do it’s duty.

CJI says the court knows it’s duty and tells the lawyers it has issued notice and will not change.

10:56 am IST

Solicitor General says other countries are taking advantage

Solicitor General says other countries are taking advantage. Lawyers oppose and say how can other countries take benefit when the court is hearing a matter. CJI says reasons can be given by lawyers.

10:52 am IST

Solicitor General says anything happening on this issue is being projected by other political leader

Solicitor General once again says anything happening on this issue is being projected by other political leaders, says has cross border repercussion, asks the court to record centre’s presence.

10:51 am IST

Solicitor General opposes issuance of formal notice and says it will be misused

Solicitor General opposes issuance of formal notice and says it will be misused. Says notice is to call centre, we are already here. CJI however issues formal notice and says matter will be heard in first week of October before a five-judge bench.

10:49 am IST

CJI tells AG SC would like to hear matters raising larger question on Article 370

CJI tells AG the court would like to hear matters raising larger question on Article 370. CJI says we will issue notice and post the matter before a five-judge bench in October first week.

10:47 am IST

SC allows Sitaram Yechury to travel to meet his friend and party worker to ascertain his whereabouts

CJI Ranjan Gogoi says whether Z or Z+ category if a citizen wants to got is any part of the country, he can.

Supreme Court allows Sitaram Yechury to travel to meet his friend and party worker to ascertain his whereabouts. Court says if Yexhury is found to be indulging in any other act it would be construed to be a violation of this court’s order. Yechury’s lawyer undertakes to abide by the order. Court directs Jammu and Kashmir to help Yechury to help find his colleague. Yechury asked to file a report once he returns. The report should be on what transpires in connection with his visit.

10:41 am IST

Sitaram Yechury’s case is being heard now

The Supreme Court is taking all the petitions individually. Sitaram Yechury’s case is being heard now.

10:40 am IST

Supreme Court allows a Jamia Millia student to travel to Anantnag

A Jamia Millia student has been allowed by the Supreme Court to travel to Anantnag, and be given police protection, if required, to meet his parents. Supreme Court asks him to come back and report.

10:35 am IST

Shah Faesal in a joint petition with Shehla Rashid has challenged Centre’s move to scrap Article 370

Shah Faesal, an independent politician and former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from Jammu and Kashmir, in a joint petition with activist Shehla Rashid has also challenged the Centre’s move to scrap Article 370.

10:29 am IST

Another petition to be heard today has been filed by NC leader Mohammad Akbar Lone

Another petition to be heard today has been filed by National Conference leader Mohammad Akbar Lone, who has cited ‘Swaraj’ or self-governance.

10:15 am IST

Tehseen Poonawalla, a social activist, has raised the issue of lockdown in the region

Tehseen Poonawalla, a social activist, has raised the issue of lockdown in the region as amounting to suspension of Article 19 (freedom of speech) and 21 (personal liberty) of the Constitution.

10:04 am IST

Sitaram Yechury’s habeas corpus petition challenges detention of Kashmiri politician Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami

Among the ten petitions is Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury’s habeas corpus petition challenging the detention of Kashmiri politician and the party’s general secretary Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami.

9:46 am IST

Most of the pleas challenge Centre’s decision revoking Article 370

Most of the pleas challenging the Centre’s decision revoking Article 370 while others are connected with the imposition of curfew and its consequences in the region.

9:28 am IST

Supreme Court will hear around 10 petitions related to abrogation of Article 370

The Supreme Court will hear around 10 petitions related to abrogation of Article 370, granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir, on Wednesday.

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