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'Not inclined': Supreme Court dismisses plea challenging restricting civilian traffic on Udhampur-Baramulla National Highway

Supreme Court has refused to entertain a plea of Jammu and Kashmir government that challenged restriction of movement imposed on the National Highway.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 06, 2019 16:29 IST
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea challenging the Jammu and Kashmir government's order restricting civilian traffic for a day in a week on a stretch of the national highway from Udhampur to Baramulla for the movement of security forces.

Counsel for the Jammu and Kashmir government told the bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta that the order restricting traffic on the national highway was taken due to the ongoing election and will remain in force till May 31.

The bench, after hearing the submissions, said, "We are not inclined to keep this petition pending."

 

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