New Delhi: The Supreme Court will give its verdict on Friday on the petitions filed against the restrictions imposed after the removal of Article 370 of the Constitution giving special status to Jammu and Kashmir. A bench headed by Justice NV Ramana will deliver the verdict at 10:30 am. In fact, in November last year, the top court reserved its decision after hearing all the parties.
It is noteworthy that many people, including Congress leader and former Jammu and Kashmir CM Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kashmir Times editor Anuradha Bhasin, had challenged the restrictions imposed by filing a petition in the Supreme Court. During the hearing, senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Ghulam Nabi Azad, opposed the control, saying that he understands that there is an issue of national security, but 70 lakh people cannot be kept closed like this.
The court said that this is a violation of the right to life. There should be a balance between national security and the right to life. Advocate Vrinda Grover, appearing for Kashmir Times editor Anuradha Bhasin, had said that the restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir are unconstitutional. In such cases, the balance should be taken care of.