SC pitches for a political solution in Kashmir [Polity, Security]
- Noting that judiciary has its limits, the Supreme Court indicated that a political solution across party lines might probably bring peace to Kashmir, where street clashes between security forces and mob and curfew continue to choke normalcy.
- There are certain dimensions to the problem which the court cannot decide judicially. These issues find resolution in such meetings which are happening, like between Prime Minister and Opposition, where all stakeholders get to be heard.
- The Centre said that despite the violent fallout of the killing of three Hizb-ul Mujahideen terrorists, including Burhan Wani, normality was returning.
- The Centre accused social media of inflaming passions after the killing of the terrorists. It said the public address systems of some mosques were used to raise “pro-freedom slogans” to incite youth.
- Curfew was initially imposed in 10 of the 22 districts, but was now reduced to some areas.