SC will today give its verdict on pleas against restrictions imposed in Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370. A bench of Justice NV Ramana, Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice BR Gavai had earlier reserved the verdict on 27th November.
The petitions were made by Congress leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anuradha Bhasin, Executive Editor of Kashmir Times, among few other interveners .
On 21th November, the Centre had justified restrictions imposed in J&K after the abrogation of provisions of Article 370 and said that due to the preventive steps taken, neither a single life was lost nor a single bullet fired.
The Centre had referred to terror violence in the Kashmir Valley and said that for the past so many years terrorists were being pushed through from across the border, local militants and separatist organisation had held the civilians captive in the region and it would have been “foolish” if the government would not have taken preventive steps to secure the lives of citizens.
However, many skeptics believe that by scrapping Article 370, the BJP government had fulfilled its longstanding ideological agenda. The valley has largely remained peaceful under severe restrictions since then barring a few incidents of protests.