SC to hear plea against J&K highway closure today

The Supreme Court will on Monday hear a plea challenging the Jammu and Kashmir government’s decision to close the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway for two days a week to facilitate movement of security forces’ convoys.

A local news agency said the plea has been filed by J&K Awami National Conference (ANC) Vice-President Muzzafar Shah.

“Chief Justice of India will hear the plea on Monday in court number 1 of the Supreme Court at 10.30am,” the agency quoted sources as saying.