SC fixes pleas of Kashmir Times editor, others for hearing on September 16

Executive Editor of Kashmir Times, told the bench that even after a month of scrapping of Article 370, journalists were not allowed to move freely in the state.

The Supreme Court on Thursday (September 5) fixed the pleas, of the Kashmir Times Editor and others on alleged communication blockade in Jammu and Kashmir, for hearing on September 16.

Anuradha Bhasin, Executive Editor of Kashmir Times, contended before a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi that even after a month of the scrapping of Article 370, journalists were not allowed to move freely in the state. However, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the court that the editors of Kashmir Times chose not to publish their newspaper.

The Centre further told the bench that a large number of newspapers are being published from Srinagar. Attorney General KK Venugopal informed the court that a step-by-step relaxation was being allowed in Jammu and Kashmir.