, 23 tweets, 18 min read
My Authors
Read all threads
Three judges bench of SC starts hearing the petition by @AnuradhaBhasin_ against Kashmir lockdown
#JKLockdown #Kashmir
@AnuradhaBhasin_ Sibal for Bhasin : Cross border terrorism has been going on prior to abrogation. Kashmiri people are peace loving. You cannot put restrictions on fundamental rights, under Art 19, of an entire community.
#Kashmir #JKLockdown
@AnuradhaBhasin_ Sibal : Restrict trouble makers. But protect rights of peace loving citizens
#Kashmir #JKLockdown
@AnuradhaBhasin_ Sibal : Blocking social media may help, but you cannot block internet on the whole @KapilSibal
#JKLockdown
@AnuradhaBhasin_ @KapilSibal Sibal : Landlines are essential for communication. Why ban them? How do you prevent me from speaking to anyone I want? Using a telephone cannot impact public order
@KapilSibal #JKLockdown
@AnuradhaBhasin_ @KapilSibal Sibal : If there's a medical emergency, how will I reach hospital? There is no telephone connectivity
#Kashmir #JKLockdown
@KapilSibal
@AnuradhaBhasin_ @KapilSibal Sibal : They say there are no restrictions in 99% of Kashmir. We do not accept that, when we know the facts are something different
#Kashmir #JKLockdown
@AnuradhaBhasin_ @KapilSibal Sibal : Essential services have been stopped completely. How do I get a money transfer from the bank?
#Kashmir #JKLockdown
@AnuradhaBhasin_ @KapilSibal Sibal : Post paid mobiles are working, yes. Pre paid services are still not. They've said higher secondary schools are open and functioning. Children are still not going. That's the reality
#Kashmir #JKLockdown
@AnuradhaBhasin_ @KapilSibal Sibal : They've said their power to impose Sec 144 is used for the welfare of people. That's not the case. We do not accept it
#Kashmir #JKLockdown
@AnuradhaBhasin_ @KapilSibal This pollution is like chemical warfare, m'lords. It's really bad, says Sibal refering to Delhi smog, as people cough around
@AnuradhaBhasin_ @KapilSibal Sibal : 144 orders passed without justification. No consideration for peace loving people
#Kashmir
@AnuradhaBhasin_ @KapilSibal Sibal : Govt order is not in accordance with provisions of Telegraph Act. Power is restricted under 5(2)
@AnuradhaBhasin_ @KapilSibal Sibal :My submission is that you have passed orders which aren't in accordance with 5(2) and that cannot be the way in which you restrict my fundamental right to speech and expression
#Kashmir
@AnuradhaBhasin_ @KapilSibal J Reddy- as per the order of Aug 5, what do you think should have been banned to maintain public order?
#Kashmir
@AnuradhaBhasin_ @KapilSibal Sibal : Block social media. WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram etc. They indulge in gossip mongering. They spread fake news. But you cannot interfere with landlines and emails. Social media is a platform for mass communication
#Kashmir
@AnuradhaBhasin_ @KapilSibal Sibal- but when I'm on the phone, I'm only communicating with one person.
@AnuradhaBhasin_ @KapilSibal J Reddy- so telephones won't be a cause for concern to public order? Can't the same thing that social media platforms are doing be done by telephones?

Sibal replies 'no'
@KapilSibal #Kashmir
@AnuradhaBhasin_ @KapilSibal Sibal refers to govt affidavit and informs court that no public movement is allowed. Usually in 144, not more than 5 people can gather. Here govt has stated that "there shall be no movement of public
@KapilSibal
#Kashmir
@AnuradhaBhasin_ @KapilSibal J Gavai- so it's a curfew?
Sibal- That's what I've been saying. It's complete prohibition, not restriction.
#Kashmir
@AnuradhaBhasin_ @KapilSibal Sibal : They say you need prior permission to move in case of an emergency. How do I take that permission if I can't move out of my house, to even make a telephone call?
@KapilSibal
#Kashmir
@AnuradhaBhasin_ @KapilSibal Sibal refering to case laws submits that the court must look into these questions to determine how 19 can be restricted-
Was it necessary? Was it reasonable?
#Kashmir
@AnuradhaBhasin_ @KapilSibal Sr Adv Huzefa Ahmadi arguing for Journalists Union, which has intervened in the matter
#Kashmir
Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh.

Enjoying this thread?

Keep Current with Live Law

Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Follow Us on Twitter!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!