SC issues notices to Centre, J&K on plea for removal of restrictions on journalists

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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 Wednesday (August 28) sought responses from the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration on a plea seeking the removal of restrictions imposed on journalists after Article 370 was scrapped.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi issued a notice on the plea filed by Anuradha Bhasin, Executive Editor of Kashmir Times. The bench, also comprising Justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer, asked the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir administration to file their responses on Bhasin’s plea within seven days.

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In the plea, Bhasin has sought directions for the restoration of all modes of communication, including mobile Internet and landline services, throughout the state in order to provide an environment for media to practise its profession.