Singh slammed "so-called mainstream political parties" like the PDP and the NC in Jammu and Kashmir for their doublespeak on the situation in Kashmir.
Counsel for the J-K government told the CJI-led bench that the order restricting traffic on the national highway was taken due to the ongoing election and will remain in force till May 31.
"Deepest condolences to the families of the 30 Jawans martyred in a terror attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir," she said.
Thanking Governor Satya Pal Malik for providing quota to the Pahari community, BJP's state chief spokesperson Sunil Sethi
Reports from the area said stone pelting youth attacked the security forces near the gunfight site in Hajin Payeen village where four militants were killed earlier in the day.
The Governor, who was here as the chief guest at Sarvoday Inter College in Jawli village, said the whole scenario in Jammu and Kashmir is "different" now.
Official sources told UNI that a large number of people, mostly youth, took to the streets at several places, near the encounter site at Gund Brath Kalan, Sopore, protesting against the encounter.
Talking to TNIE, Bhagat termed dissolution of Assembly on November 21 as 'unconstitutional and undemocratic.
Voting is taking place in 2,512 polling stations -- 769 in Kashmir division and 1,743 in Jammu division. Polling started at 8 a.m. and will end at 2 p.m.
Voters came out in large numbers to exercise their franchise, despite threats from terrorist groups and boycott calls.
Most of the shops, fuel stations and other business establishments were shut in Srinagar.
The minimum temperature in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir settled at a low of minus 2.2 degrees Celsius, an official of the Meteorological Department here said.
Bilal Sofi (17), a resident of Khanyar locality in downtown Srinagar, was pursuing graduation from Greater Noida's Sharda University.
The snowfall, which began in the higher reaches of the Valley on Thursday, has considerably brought down the maximum temperature in Kashmir.
Security forces launched an operation based on credible inputs about the presence of terrorists in Pohrupeth in Handwara area Thursday evening.