India to ease clampdown in Jammu and Kashmir in next few days
15 Aug 2019
Indian security force personnel patrol a road during restrictions after the govt scrapped Article 370 for Kashmir, in Srinagar on Thursday. Danish Ismail/ Reuters
India will lift restrictions on people's movements and communication links in Kashmir in the next few days, the federal government told the Supreme Court on Friday.
Indian security force personnel keep guard alongside a road during restrictions in Srinagar on Thursday.
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.