Arora cites Rangarajan case which held that A.19(1)(a) can be restricted subject to 19(2) only when there is necessity
The situation there was far more adverse than anywhere else
Justice Ramana: The Supreme Court of India is far more superior in upholding the fundamental rights of the citizens
Justice Gavai: Is there a problem of cross border terrorism in Hong Kong?
Justice Ramana: It is like the entire population of Kashmir is being treated like terrorists.
Senior Counsel Sanjay Hegde begins making his submissions for a Kashmiri citizen who had sought permission to travel to Kashmir to visit his family.
Justice Gavai: So you agree there are two sides?
Mehta: First and foremost duty of a responsible government is to protect the life and security of the people
"This will lead to grassroots democracy"
Justice Gavai: Mr. Sibal pointed out that there was no node of transport
Mehta: The argument that through one mandate entire region was put under restrictions is wrong. The decisions were based on the intelligence of the local officials and police station wise
Mehta lists down the figures regarding availability of essential materials
Justice Gavai: Tourists just started going there or they didn't stop
Mehta: There may have been some slump in tourism earlier on account of restrictions
Hearing in the case pertaining to lockdown in Kashmir resumes.
Mehta goes on to list the number of newspapers published from the valley.
(AG cites figures of terrorist actions, fatalities et al since the year 1990)
Venugopal concludes; Bench rises for the day. Hearing in the case to continue on Monday, November 25 at 12PM