The plea contended that there would be an apprehension of a law and order situation if the hearing was held in Srinagar. The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking that the beef-ban hearing in Jammu and Kashmir be heard by a three-judge bench of the high court at Jammu. An apex court bench of Chief Justice H.L. Dattu and Justice Arun Mishra dismissed the plea, which contended that there would be an apprehension of a law and order situation if the hearing was held in Srinagar. Chief Justice Dattu while rejecting the plea, said that he had spoken to Justice N. Paul Vasanta Kumar, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Chief Justice, on Tuesday night and he had said that there would be no apprehension of a law and order problem if the hearing took place in Srinagar The petitioner, Parimoksh Seth, had sought the hearing be either held at Jammu or outside the State. In view of the conflicting orders on the beef ban passed by the Jammu and Srinagar benches of the high court, the Supreme Court had on October 7 asked its chief justice to constitute a three-judge bench to decide the issue.
2015 Kashmir Despatch