‘Read It For Half Hour, Couldn’t Understand What It’s About’: CJI Gogoi Slams Petition Against Article 370 AbrogationCJI Ranjan Gogoi.  (Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Blasting a petition filed against the abrogation of Article 370, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said, “What is this petition? This is simply not maintainable. What kind of petition is this?" reports ANI.

CJI Gogoi told M L Sharma, "I read your petition for half an hour but could not understand what is this petition about."

On a petition of an editor of a valley-based newspaper Anuradha Bhasin who had sought Supreme Court directions to restore all modes of communication, the Centre sought dismissal.

The government outlined the step-by-step approach to lift restrictions imposed in the state in light of the many intelligence reports about efforts to disrupt peace in the border state.

“Over the next few days, the situation will be settled,” Tushar Mehta was quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times.

The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir will further improve over the next few days and the petitioners shouldn’t jump the gun to knock on the top court’s doors.

“We would like to give it a little time. I have read in the papers that landlines will be restored by evening,” Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi observed. Justice SA Bobde, one of the two other judges on the bench, added that the landlines appeared to have already started working since he had received a call from the chief justice of the Jammu and Kashmir high court.

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