J&K – The issues around the state

SC on dissent in KashmirSC Judgements

  1. SC: A distinguishing feature of any democracy is the space offered for legitimate dissent
  2. One cherished and valuable aspect of political life in India is a tradition to express grievances through direct action or peaceful protest
  3. Organised, non-violent protest marches were a key weapon in the struggle for Independence
  4. Background: The judgment was based on a petition filed by several activists, alleging that they were brutalised by the State Police when their protest espousing the case of Jammu migrants led to a clash with the police in 2007

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