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Kashmir: SC Issues Notices to Centre, J&K in Plea on Media Restrictions

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi issued a notice on the plea filed by Anuradha Bhasin, executive editor of Kashmir Times.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought responses from the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration on a plea seeking the removal of restrictions imposed on journalists after Article 370 was scrapped.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi issued a notice on the plea filed by Anuradha Bhasin, executive editor of Kashmir Times.

The bench, also comprising of Justices S.A. Bobde and S.A. Nazeer, asked the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration to file their responses on Bhasin’s plea within seven days.

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In the plea, Bhasin has sought directions for the restoration of all modes of communication, including mobile internet and landline services, throughout the state in order to provide an enabling environment for media to practise its profession.