Huzefa Ahmadi resumes his arguments.
Bench takes objection, says the Committee had time constraints and other limitations. Bench asks Ahmadi to withdraw the word.
However, he says that Committee has relied largely on report of Director General of Police Srinagar and has not done an independent exercise, perhaps due to lack of time.
Bench says either Ahmadi can argue relying on current report of the Committee or he can wait and the matter can be argued after a fresh report from the Committee.
Bench says that will be considered later.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta has now returned for hearing.
The Juvenile Justice Committee is a statutory committee comprising judges. Will the petitioner be allowed to sit in appeal over the report, asks Mehta.
The petitioner had earlier made a false assertion to the Supreme Court that High court was not functioning.
You want this petition disposed of, Justice NV Ramana.
Yes, says SG Tushar Mehta.
This Court has heard petitions of other persons on similar issues from Kashmir. So why not this petition which affects fundamental rights of children, Huzefa Ahmadi.
Judicial propriety might require that we hear it now, Justice BR Gavai.
Preventive detention of children are prohobited under Public Safety Act, submits Ahmadi.
Matter will now be listed on December 3.
Vrinda Grover making submissions.
State has power to prohibit. But since I am a falling under the category of "press messages", there should be a specific order of prohibition as per proviso to Section 5(2), Vrinda Grover.
What this shows is complete non- application of mind, Grover.