During hearing on a batch of petitions challenging the restrictions placed in the Kashmir Valley, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Government of India, informed the court that the bleak picture provided by the petitioners were misplaced, motivated and factually incorrect.
The Government, he argued, had done its duty, applied its mind, collected inputs and did what needed to be done. As many as 116 pro-people legislations were now applicable in Kashmir whereas they were not earlier. But no petitioner, he said, had ever approached the court for making the Right To Education applicable to the state. “ But they have approached the court for Internet Rights,” he declared.
The court was hearing a batch of petitions including the one filed by the editor of Kashmir Times, Anuradha Bhasin, seeking the court’s intervention to restore freedom and liberty of the people in Kashmir.
Painting a glowing picture of normalcy, the Solicitor General however claimed,
(Based on Tweeter feed from the court)