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    Jammu and Kashmir: Restrictions to be lifted in next few days, government tells Supreme Court

    Jammu and Kashmir: Restrictions to be lifted in next few days, government tells Supreme Court

    Jammu and Kashmir: Restrictions to be lifted in next few days, government tells Supreme Court
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    The Supreme Court said it will wait for sometime before passing any direction on the plea after the Centre said curbs are being lifted gradually.

    The government will lift restrictions on people's movements and communication links in Jammu and Kashmir in the next few days, the central government told the Supreme Court on Friday.
    The court was hearing a petition by a newspaper editor seeking restoration of telephone and internet services snapped this month in the wake of abrogation of Article 370.
    The restrictions would be lifted in the "next few days," the government lawyer, Tushar Mehta, said.
    The Supreme Court said it will wait for sometime before passing any direction on the plea after the Centre said curbs are being lifted gradually.
    During the hearing, the Centre told the apex court that the situation is improving in Jammu and Kashmir and the curbs are being lifted gradually.
    A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices S A Bobde and S A Najeer said, "We would like to give little time. We have read in newspaper today that landline and broadband connections are being restored gradually. Therefore, we will take up the petition with other connected matters. We also got a call today from CJ of J-K HC."
    "We will see when the matter can be listed for hearing. We will fix a date on the administrative side," the bench said.
    Advocate Vrinda Grover, appearing for Anuradha Bhasin, Executive Editor, Kashmir Times, said there was a need for early restoration of communication mode for journalists to carry out their work.
    (With inputs from PTI, Reuters)
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