Placing reliance on Sakal papers and Maneka Gandhi judgments to buttress her case on what constitutes "democratic values".
The High Court had applied proportionality test, Arora.
"Is there cross border terrorism in Hong Kong", Justice BR Gavai asks.
Mehta explaining the benefits which will now accrue to people in Kashmir with the full integration of the State to the Union.
Rights are not taken away, there is conferment of rights", Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.
Majority of the people of Kashmir will want this and they have nothing to protest", Tushar Mehta.
"It was imposed in particular areas depending on fact situation of the concerned area", Tushar Mehta.
"It is 100 percent lifted. Not in force anywhere now", Tushar Mehta.
The restrictions were based on inputs with respect to each area, Tushar Mehta.
There were no restrictions in Ladakh region; so restrictions were based on military and intelligence inputs. Decisions were taken based on local situation in a particular area, Tushar Mehta.
It was sought to be trivialised yesterday by saying curfew could be imposed in entire country to prevent murders. Such trivialisation is unacceptable, SG Tushar Mehta.
All landline phones are functioning in the valley.
Voice calling from post paid mobiles are functional.
280 e-terminals have been set up to access internet, Tushar Mehta
"I am making this as a full fledged contention, not a half-hearted imputation"
Bench rises for lunch.
Hearing to continue at 2 pm.
There is no shortage of essential supplies, Mehta.
Discussion veers into media.
Meenakshi Arora objects, states article handed over by SG on India Spend is by OpIndia.
"Who is this Op India", Arora.
"You want me to divulge details about my messenger", asks Tushar Mehta
Mehta also says Parliamentary proceedings of August 5 were telecast. There is no restriction on airing of media channels.
She has chosen not to publish her newspaper from Srinagar though she is free to, Tushar Mehta.
I will answer that, Mehta.
The question is whether the satisfaction of District Magistrate that there is possibility of riots or unrest, can be challenged or not, submits Mehta.
In USA, burning of national flag is protected. In India, it is an offence.
In USA, media is allowed to publish names or rape victims. It is not allowed here, Tushar Mehta.
Attorney General KK Venugopal advancing arguments now.