Repetitive Orders under Section 144 would be Abuse of Power: SC on Kashmir Lock-down

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Repetitive Orders under Section 144 would be Abuse of Power: SC on Kashmir Lock-down

G Plus News | January 10, 2020 13:28 hrs

GUWAHATI: The Supreme Court on January 10, observed that indefinite suspension of internet in Kashmir is not permissible and that repeated orders under Section 144 CrPC will amount to abuse of power.

Further, the top court directed the Jammu and Kashmir administration to review all orders of restrictions imposed in Jammu and Kashmir post the abrogation of the state's special status within a week.

It is to be mentioned that the internet shutdown in Kashmir has crossed 150 days, which is reportedly the longest ever in a democracy.

"Kashmir has seen a lot of violence. We will try our best to balance the human rights and freedoms with the issue of security", the Court added.

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