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Kashmir Pleas: Supreme Court allows Ex Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad to visit Srinagar

New Delhi, Sep 16 : The Supreme Court of India on Monday granted permission to senior Congress leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad to visit Srinagar, Baramulla, Anantnag and Jammu.

Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi while hearing the bunch of petitions on the restrictions imposed by the Narendra Modi government in Jammu and Kashmir , said in Supreme Court “if requirement arises, I may visit Jammu and Kashmir” .

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi today said he will go to Jammu and Kashmir, if required, to check whether allegations by a child rights activist that they are having difficulties in accessing the Jammu and Kashmir High Court are true.

CJI Ranjan Gogoi said, “Azad will not make any speeches or hold any public rally as per his own submissions.”

“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 was heard by a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on Monday along with various petitions.

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.

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