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

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The Supreme Court will be hearing the Centre's appeal regarding the execution of the Nirbhaya convicts on February 7. Photo: PTI

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.

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