At the last hearing, the court was told that since the state was under Section 93 of the Jammu & Kashmir Constitution, the governor is empowered to assume all powers to run the state by placing the government and the assembly under suspension. Photo: Mint
At the last hearing, the court was told that since the state was under Section 93 of the Jammu & Kashmir Constitution, the governor is empowered to assume all powers to run the state by placing the government and the assembly under suspension. Photo: Mint

SC seeks status report on Jammu and Kashmir

SC was hearing a plea by Jammu & Kashmir National Panthers Party seeking imposition of governor's rule on grounds of paralysis of the state administration

New Delhi: The Supreme court on Friday asked the Centre, specifically the solicitor- general, to submit a status report on the law and order situation in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K).

The bench headed by the chief justice of India, T. S. Thakur, passed the direction while maintaining that it could not pass an order for imposition of Governor’s rule in J&K without ascertaining the ground realities such as the condition of the people and basic facilities such as hospitals, schools, food supplies etc. being provided to them.

The court was hearing a plea by Jammu & Kashmir National Panthers Party seeking imposition of Governor’s rule on grounds of paralysis of the state administration.

Bhim Singh, counsel for the Panthers Party, told the court that people living in J&K were being deprived of basic facilities such as medicines, food supplies etc.

At the last hearing, the court was told that since the state was under Section 93 of the Jammu & Kashmir Constitution, the governor is empowered to assume all powers to run the state by placing the government and the assembly under suspension.

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