SC allows Jamia Millia Islamia University law student to visit his parents in Kashmir’s Anantnag, asks police to provide security

He contended that this information blackout and restrictions on movement of people is against the fundamental rights granted under the Constitution

Press Trust of India August 28, 2019 13:21:56 IST
SC allows Jamia Millia Islamia University law student to visit his parents in Kashmir’s Anantnag, asks police to provide security
  • SC allowed a law student from Jamia Millia Islamia University to visit his parents in Kashmir's Anantnag district, asked the police to provide him security

  • The student filed filed his plea said that 4-5 August he has not received any information about his parents

  • He contended that this information blackout and restrictions on movement of people is against the fundamental rights granted under the Constitution

New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday allowed a law student from Jamia Millia Islamia University to visit his parents in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir and asked the police to provide him security. The top court asked the student Mohd Aleem Syed to file an affidavit after visiting his parents.

SC allows Jamia Millia Islamia University law student to visit his parents in Kashmirs Anantnag asks police to provide security

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A bench of chief justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices SA Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer asked the police to provide him security and facilitate his visit to the family. The bench told senior advocate Sanjay Hegde that if the Jamia student wants to travel to Anantnag on Thursday then the court order will be made available to him in one hour.

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Syed, in his plea filed through advocate Mrigank Prabhakar, said he is a permanent resident of Anantnag and since 4-5 August, he has not received any information about his parents. Syed said that he suspects that his parents have been detained in Kashmir as he was not able to contact them by any means or manner.

He had submitted in his plea that there is a complete shut down of internet and phone services since the issuance of Presidential order and passage of Jammu and Kashmir (reorganization) bill, 2019. He contended that this information blackout and restrictions on movement of people is violative of fundamental rights granted under the Constitution.

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