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Kashmir LIVE: Supreme Court to hear pleadings against repeal of Article 370, Closing Communications

ML Sharma filed the petition on 6 August, a day after the Center revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status. In his plea, the defender argues that the President's order under Article 370 is illegal, since it was adopted without the consent of Jammu and Kashmir.

In a separate petition filed on August 10, Bhasin said he was seeking direction for the Jammu & Kashmir Center and administration to immediately ease any restrictions on the freedom of movement for journalists and media personnel in Kashmir and some areas of Jammu.

The direction was sought to enable media personnel to pursue their profession and exercise their right to report in support of their rights under Articles 14, 19 (1) (a) and 19 (1) (g) and Article. 21 of the Constitution, as well as the right to know residents of the Kashmir valley, the petition says.

In the petition, the editor stated that as of August 4, all connectivity was disconnected, leaving Kashmir and some areas in Jammu completely isolated and disconnected from all possible modes of communication and information.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Supreme Court refused to interfere with the restrictions, including compressing communications in Jammu and Kashmir, saying that a reasonable deadline should be given for normality in the sensitive situation and sent the matter to a hearing within two weeks.

The National Conference, Jammu & Kashmir's main political party, also petitioned the Court of Appeal, which raised legal challenges to changes made to J & K's constitutional status, claiming that they had stripped its citizens of their mandate without a mandate.

Claiming that the legislation approved by Parliament and the orders subsequently issued by the President are "unconstitutional", the petition seeks to declare them "invalid and invalid".

The petition was filed by Mohammad AKbar Lone and Justice (rtd) Hasnain Masoodi, both members of the Lok Sabha belonging to NC.

Lone is a former speaker of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, and Masoodi is a retired Supreme Court judge of Jammu and Kashmir, who ruled in 2015 that Article 370 was a permanent feature of the Constitution.

Some others have also applied to the Supreme Court, but they were not included in Friday's hearing.

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