In wake of Kashmir unrest, top court in India to hear plea for governor's rule next week

The top court directed the state government and the central government to ensure safety and security of all citizens of India Photograph:( Getty )

ANI New Delhi, India Jul 22, 2016, 07.47 AM (IST)
The Supreme Court in India will next week hear the plea seeking direction for Jammu and Kashmir governor N N Vohra to take over the administration of the country's northern most state in the interest of security, safety and fundamental rights of the Indian citizens residing in the Valley.

The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party, a local political party, had filed the petition in the apex court seeking direction for the governor to intervene under section 92 of the constitution of the state and take over the administration.

The petition also says that the state governor may also be directed to dissolve the assembly of the state, which has failed to discharge its duties and functions which is evident from the present situation. Meanwhile, the state government may be directed to lift ban on the movement of the pilgrims to the holy shrine of Shri Amarnath cave in the valley.

The top court directed the state and central government to ensure safety and security of all citizens of India residing in Jammu and Kashmir at all costs.

Yesterday, in the wake of the prevailing situation in violence-hit Kashmir, General Secretary of Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), the politcial party ruling at the centre, Ram Madhav called on Vohra and discussed recent developments in the Valley, a day after he met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

The Valley has erupted into violent protests after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8.