SC Asks Centre To Provide Status Report On ‘Ground Reality’ In Kashmir

The Supreme Court on July 29 asked the Centre to provide a status report on the availability of basic amenities in Kashmir.


These basic amenities include health services provided to Kashmir residents, especially during the time of unrest.

Few days back the Panthers Party had sent a PIL seeking imposition of governor’s rule in Kashmir and asking that the assembly there should be dissolved.


The Tribune

Bhim Singh, head of Panters PartyThe Tribune

Sensing that the apex court is reluctant to entertain the party’s above petition, Panthers Party chief Bhim Singh swiftly changed his plea for protecting the right to life of Kashmiris thus forcing the bench to take action.

Looking at his plea, Chief Justice T S Thakur asked solicitor general Ranjit Kumar to file the Centre’s status report on the condition in Kashmir so as to know ” the ground reality”.


The Hindu

Chief Justice TS Thakur. The Hindu

Normally, the apex court asks the petitioner who brings up issues concerning a state to move to high court, but in this case the bench chose to make an exception for Jammu and Kashmir and agreed to take up the proceeding.

Though the court warned Singh not to take political mileage of the issue and added that if they find him doing so, they will come down heavily on him.

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