SC Directs GOI to File Status Report on Kashmir Situation

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Srinagar: A Division Bench of Supreme today issued notice to the Solicitor General of India to file a status report on the writ petition filed by J&K National Panthers Party through its General Secretary, B.S. Billowria, Advocate.

In a statement issued here, the Panthers Party said it had filed writ petition (PIL) before the Supreme Court of India seeking intervention of the Supreme Court to issue a direction to the Union of India to advice Governor of J&K to impose Governor Rule within the meaning and scope of Section 92 of J&K Constitution.

Bhim Singh, Sr. Advocate arguing for the Panthers Party made a strong plea seeking intervention of the Supreme Court of India to advice the Governor to impose Governor Rule in the state in the interest of security, safety and defense of the State of J&K as Kashmir Valley has been facing grave situation for the past three weeks.

Singh submitted before the court that the people of Kashmir Valley have been suffering for want of drinking water, medicines and there are no public utility or service centres or even the public places opened for public.

According to the NPP, the Chief Justice warned Singh to not to politicize the situation to which Bhim Singh strongly reacted saying that it is not me or my party which is fighting against the national interest.

He said that the innocent Kashmiris are being brutalized and shot like pigeons by the loaded pellets fired by the police against all national and international norms and such practice is against the principle of non-violence that India has been spreading to the entire world.

He said he visited AIIMS and met the young boys with pellet injuries in the hospital.

The NPP statement further stated that the angry Chief Justice of India, part of the bench, T.S. Thakur who hails from J&K warned Singh of dire expenses if his statement proved wrong.

Singh told the Chief Justice that he was prepared that he shall be happy to spend rest of his life in jails if his submission before this court is proved wrong or faulty. 

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