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SC dismisses Bhim Singh’s petition seeking Governor’s rule

Excelsior Correspondent

Srinagar, Jan 4: Supre-me Court today dismissed the petition filed by Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party leader seeking imposition of Governor’s rule in the State in the wake of recent unrest in the valley.
The petition was dismissed by the Apex Court after the counsel sought withdrawal of the same. “The counsel for the petitioner seeks to withdraw this writ petition which is hereby dismissed as withdrawn,” the Supreme Court bench said.
The petition was filed by the petitioner Bhim Singh before the Apex Court in the month of August last year when the situation in the valley had gone worsen due to turmoil after killing of Hizb Commander Burhan Wani and on this pretext Singh was seeking imposition of Governor’s rule as the situation was out of control of the coalition Government.
Supreme Court earlier had allowed (JKNPP) leader Bhim Singh, who was seeking imposition of Governor’s rule in the troubled State, to visit Srinagar and assess the “ground reality”. The court had said the senior lawyer cannot just say that Governor’s rule under Section 92 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir is the only panacea for everything and should file a reply to the Centre’s affidavit on the ground situation in the State.
The bench had also directed Solicitor General of India to arrange for the visit of the activist lawyer and allow him to meet local people, Divisional Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner, so that he can assess the situation by himself and submit a report.
The situation in the valley overall has improved and the normal life is smoothly going on and there was no need to have the instant petition pending before the Apex Court as such the petitioner has sought unconditional withdrawal of the case which the Apex Court granted.

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