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The Supreme Court is presently in the midst of hearing a batch of petitions concerning the situation in Jammu and Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution.
The matters relate to restrictions imposed on the press and communications in Kashmir. The pleas are being dealt with by a Bench of Justices NV Ramana, R Subhash Reddy, and BR Gavai.
Live Updates from today’s hearing follow:
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta resumes his submissions
Senior Advocates Huzefa Ahmedi, Dushyant Dave, Kapil Sibal, Meenakshi Arora and Sanjay Hegde are among those who appeared on on the petitioners’ side so far to argue against the ongoing communications restrictions.
In the last hearing Attorney General KK Venugopal and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta made arguments for the State, defending the course of action taken in view of the move to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution. An account of the last hearing that took place on November 21 can be read here.