Kashmir unrest: SC to hear plea seeking Governor's rule in Valley next week

| Updated: Jul 22, 2016 17:28 IST

New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): The Supreme Court will next week hear the plea seeking direction for Jammu and Kashmir governor N N Vohra to take over the administration of the state in the interest of security, safety and fundamental rights of the Indian citizens residing in the Valley. The JK National Panthers Party had filed a petition in the apex court seeking direction for the Governor to intervene under section 92 of the Constitution of JK and take over the administration. The petition also says that the Governor of JK may also be directed to dissolve the assembly of the state, which has failed to discharge its duties and functions which is evident from the present situation. Meanwhile, the state government may be directed to lift ban on the movement of the Yatra to the holy shrine of Shri Amarnath cave in the valley. The Supreme Court directed the state government and the Centre to ensure safety and security of all citizens of India residing in J&K at all costs. Yesterday, in the wake of the prevailing situation in violence-hit Kashmir, BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav called on Governor Vohra and discussed recent developments in the Valley, a day after he met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. The Valley has erupted into violent protests after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8. (ANI)