SC directs Centre to restore normalcy in Kashmir

Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India, File Photo

New Delhi, Sep 16 : The Supreme Court asked the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir administration to ensure normal life is restored in Jammu and Kashmir, and to also keep in mind the national safety and security while doing so.

“Every move should be made keeping in mind national interest,” said the top court.
“We direct Jammu and Kashmir to make every endevour to make sure normal life returns,” said a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.

“We ask for restoration to be on selective basis keeping in mind national interest,” said the judges.

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