Plight of Kashmiri people: Supreme Court to hear Ghulam Nabi Azad’s plea

Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India, File Photo

New Delhi, Sep 15 : The Supreme Court will hear the petition of  Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad over the restrictions on the Kashmir people.

” The petition is in my personal capacity, as a resident and as a Member of Parliament from Jammu and Kashmir. I would like to know the plight of those lakhs of people, it is on humanitarian basis, nothing to do with politics ,” Azad said.

The plea will be heard by a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on Monday along with various petitions including one of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury who has challenged the detention of his party colleague Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami.

The court will also hear other petitions related to the various issues after the abrogation of Article 370.

These petitions deal with various issues, including relaxation of movement in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Jammu & Kashmir People’s Conference, led by Sajjad Lone, has also moved the Supreme Court challenging the abrogation of Article 370 through a presidential order along with the Jammu and Kashmir (Reorganization) Act of 2019.

Besides, the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party’s (MDMK) General Secretary Vaiko has filed a habeas corpus petition in the Supreme Court to produce former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah.

Kashmir Times Editor Anuradha Bhasin’s plea has sought relaxation on media movement in the Valley and asked the government to file a response in a week.

The court will also hear another habeas corpus plea filed by law graduate Mohammad Aleem Syed, who has submitted a report in a sealed cover about the situation in the Valley when he went to Anantnag to meet his parents.

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