SC dismisses Bhim Singh’s plea for governor’s rule in J&K

SC dismisses Bhim Singh’s plea for governor’s rule in J&K

By Aqib Ahmad
New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India has dismissed a petition filed last year by the patron of J&K National Panthers Party Bhim Singh, seeking governor’s rule in the aftermath of situation following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.
“The counsel for the petitioner (Prof. Bhim Singh) seeks leave to withdraw this writ petition which is hereby dismissed as withdrawn,” said a division bench comprising Chief Justice and Justice DY Chandrachud.
In his plea, Singh had sought various reliefs besides seeking imposition of governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier, the apex court had said that the trouble in Kashmir should be “dealt with politically” as everything cannot be managed within “judicial parameters”.
In a hearing on July 29 last, the apex court requested Ranjit Kumar, Solicitor General of India, to take instructions from government and file a status report regarding the ground situation in the Valley in particular as to whether the authorities have made adequate provisions for medical emergencies in the affected areas.

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