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Supreme Court admits Kashmir editor's plea seeking removal of restrictions on journalists

Supreme Court of India (File photo) Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Delhi Aug 13, 2019, 11.44 AM (IST)

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will consider listing the plea filed by Anuradha Bhasin, the executive editor of a prominent daily in Jammu and Kashmir, seeking lifting of restrictions on journalists in the valley.

Anuradha Bhasin, the executive editor of the Kashmir Times, had filed the plea in the top court seeking a direction for the central government and the administration of Jammu and Kashmir to immediately relax all restrictions on freedom of movement of journalists in the Union Territory.

Centre last week abolished Article 370 and moved a separate bill to bifurcate the state into two separate union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

The Centre has deployed a huge contingent of central forces in the Valley anticipating violence after scrapping Article 370.

Restrictions have also been imposed on communication links as a 'temporary measure' taken to maintain peace and prevent the circulation of misinformation and rumours.

(With inputs from agencies)

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Centre last week abolished Article 370 and moved a separate bill to bifurcate the state into two separate union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.