India’s Supreme Court on Monday asked the central government to make all efforts to restore normal life in Kashmir as soon as possible.
According to Indian media, Farooq Abdullah, the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, has been imprisoned under the Public Safety Act (PSA).
Under the Act, the government can arrest anyone without trial for up to two years. Farooq Abdullah was arrested in Srinagar after the abolition of the special constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5.
During the hearing on the petitions against the elimination of Article 370, which gave Kashmir a special constitutional status, the Supreme Court Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that the court could not issue any order on the sanctions of Jammu and Kashmir.
However, he said that “normal life should be restored on a priority basis in keeping national security in mind.
The Chief Justice added that, “If necessary, they will visit Jammu and Kashmir.”
According to the state news agency PTI, a bench of the Supreme Court comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justin SA Bobde and SA Nazir said that since the shutdown was in the valley, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court could look into the matter itself. ۔