SC to hear plea seeking Guv’s rule in Valley next week


 SRINAGAR: The Supreme Court will next week hear the plea seeking direction for Jammu and Kashmir gover­nor N N Vohra to take over the administration of the state in the interest of security, safety and fundamental rights of the Indian citizens residing in the Valley. 

The JK National Panthers Party had filed a petition in the apex court seeking direction for the Governor to intervene under section 92 of the Consti­tution of J&K and take over the administration. 

The petition also says that the Governor of J&K may also be directed to dissolve the as­sembly of the state, which has failed to discharge its duties and functions which is evident from the present situation. 

Meanwhile, the state gov­ernment may be directed to lift ban on the movement of the Yatra to the holy shrine of Shri Amarnath cave in the valley. 

The Supreme Court direct­ed the state government and the Centre to ensure safety and security of all citizens of India residing in J&K at all costs. 

On Thursday, in the wake of the prevailing situa­tion in violence-hit Kashmir, BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav called on Governor Vohra and discussed recent developments in the Valley, a day after he met Chief Minis­ter Mehbooba Mufti. 

The Valley has erupted into violent protests after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8. 

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