The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a public interest litigation seeking imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir under a provision of the Jammu & Kashmir Constitution. The case will be heard next week, reported PTI.

The plea was filed by J&K Panther’s Party in light of the protests and violence that erupted in the state after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed on July 8. LiveMint reported that advocate Bhim Singh argued that Governor’s rule can be imposed for national security reasons.

Meanwhile, PTI reported that the toll in Kashmir climbed to 44 with a youth, who was injured a few days ago, succumbing on Friday. According to Indian Express, curfew continues to be in place in some districts of the Valley for the 14th day. However, authorities had withdrawn restrictions in four districts – Baramulla, Bandipora, Budgam and Ganderbal – Thursday to facilitate reopening of schools. However, parents refused to send their children to school. Basic services like mobile coverage and internet have been suspended for two weeks now.