India to ease clampdown in Jammu and Kashmir in next few days

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The court was hearing a petition by a newspaper editor seeking restoration of telephone services snapped this month.



By Reuters

Published: Fri 16 Aug 2019, 10:52 AM

Last updated: Fri 16 Aug 2019, 4:38 PM

India will lift restrictions on people's movements and communication links in Kashmir in the next few days, the central government told the Supreme Court on Friday.
The court was hearing a petition by a newspaper editor seeking restoration of telephone and internet services snapped this month, just before the government withdrew Kashmir's special status, to prevent protests.
The restrictions would be lifted in the "next few days," the government lawyer, Tushar Mehta, said.


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