Review restrictive orders in J-K in a week: SC


Supreme Court while delivering the verdict on petitions on the situation in J&K after abrogation of Article 370 directs the Jammu and Kashmir Govt to review all restrictive orders within a week.

— The court said that temporary suspension of internet, basic freedoms of citizens should not be arbitrary, open to judicial review.

— Internet suspension in J&K is to be reviewed. Internet suspension orders can be challenged in a court of law.

— The state administration is to review all orders, including shutting down the internet.

— The internet is to be restored for all essential services like e-banking and trade.

— Repeated imposition of Section 144 is an abuse of power.