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Supreme Court Turns Down Urgent Plea Seeking Withdrawal Of Clampdown In Jammu And Kashmir

The Supreme Court has refused an urgent hearing on a plea filed by Tehseen Poonawalla seeking withdrawal of curfew, blocking of phone lines, internet, news channels and other restrictions from Jammu and Kashmir.

The court also refused to give an early hearing to a mentioning by lawyer, Manohar Lal Sharma, challenging the abrogation of Article 370. Division bench headed by Justice NV Ramana said, “the matter would be placed before the appropriate bench, that is the CJI, for listing the matter”.

Over 500 important political workers and leaders, including former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, have been detained in Jammu and Kashmir since the Centre decided to revoke provisions of Article 370

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