Supreme Court asks Centre to restore normalcy in Kashmir

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The Supreme Court on Monday (September 16) asked the Centre to make all endeavours to restore normalcy in Kashmir as soon as possible.

A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices SA Bobde and SA Nazeer said as the so-called shutdown is in the valley itself, then it can be dealt by the Jammu and Kasmir High Court.

The bench was told by the Centre that all Kashmir-based newspapers were running and the government had been offering all kinds of assistance. It also said that TV channels like Doordarshan and others private ones along with FM networks are working in the state.

The bench asked Attorney General KK Venugopal, appearing for the Centre, to put details of these steps taken on an affidavit.

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