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SC refuses to entertain PIL challenging partial closure of J&K highway

5/6/2019

New Delhi, Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that challenged the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Government's decision to partially close the national highway in the state for two days in a week for civilian traffic till May 31. A bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, refused to entertain the PIL filed by one Muzzafar Shah, a resident of Jammu and Kashmir. "We refuse to interfere with the state of Jammu and Kashmir order, which partially close the national highway in the state for civilian traffic till May 31," the bench said. Muzzafar Shah had knocked the door of the top court challenging the J&K Government's order and sought reprieve in the issue. The J&K Government in its order in April 2019 said that no civilian vehicles were permitted on the national highway for two days in a week.

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