Relief for J&K: It is time the Modi-Shah duo to see reason and realise that, Constitution is much above any political whim

Published: Jan 10, 2020, 2:02 pm IST

Samikhsya Bureau

What has transpired post the verdict of the Supreme Court over the communication deadlock in Jammu & Kashmir to look back at its orders over blocking of Internet etc has not augured well for the Narendra Modi-led government at the centre.

It is well within the rights of the opposition parties those who have dubbed the views of the apex court as a warning for the government that, the nation is bound by the Constitution, and not by the whims of the Centre, whatever it deems fit for the situation.

By saying that the internet services come under the fundamental rights of citizens, the apex court has made it clear that the BJP has overstepped the limits and, it further alludes that, chocking dissent is not permissible under the constitution as well.

The court reportedly has directed the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir administration to again view its restrictive orders within a week which obviously points at a massive jolt on the Modi-led government.

A bench headed by Justice N.V. Ramana said the restrictions imposed on the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir by the administration of the newly formed Union Territory will have to be reviewed in seven days.

Even the court’s directive that Section 144 of the CrPC cannot be imposed at random until and unless it is sensed that, there is any likelihood of some inciting violence and danger to public safety.