A Kashmiri student who wishes to meet his family and Left Leader Sitaram Yechury should be permitted to visit Jammu and Kashmir, ruled today by the Supreme Court, hearing requests against both the end of special status under Article 370 and transport and safety limitations in place for almost a month.
The applicant's student Mohammad Aleem Sayeed is permitted to leave to J&K and visit Anantnag and meet his parents and lodge an incident report after his return, "the high court said, allowing the government to promote his travel and provide him with appropriate security. Sayeed, the law student at Jamia Millia Islamia University, had appealed to the tribunal for not being prepared to travel to Srinagar and for not knowing how his parents were. He voiced his fear that he might have arrested his parents.
Mr Yechury had appealed to the tribunal for permission to visit the former MLA, stating that he was not in excellent health. He had attempted to visit Jammu and Kashmir twice before-he was part of Saturday's opposition delegation flying to Srinagar-but he was turned away from the airport on both occasions.
The scenario in J&K was normal and his visit would threaten peace, said solicitor general Tushar Mehta, a lawyer for the government. He said that "Yousuf Tarigami is hale and hearty and his situation is inspected on a regular basis.