Sana Iltija, the daughter of Mehbooba Mufti, the President of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Democratic Party, will travel to Srinagar to meet her mother.
The Government of India, on the 5th of August, detained Mehbooba Mufti and several other political leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, in the wake of the revocation of Article 370 in the State.
Sana Iltija, on the 4th of September, filed a petition in the Supreme Court (SC) and asked for permission to meet her mother, who has been detained since a month in Jammu and Kashmir.
A bench of judges of the Supreme Court, comprising Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, Justices S.A. Bobde and S.A. Nazeer, on the 5th of September, heard the petition. After hearing both the parties’ arguments, the SC allowed Ms. Iltija to travel to Srinagar and meet her mother Mehbooba Mufti. The SC also asked Sana to submit an affidavit to the Apex Court after her meeting.
Attorney General K.K. Venugopal and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta objected to Iltija’s move to file a petition in the SC. Mr. Venugopal and Mr. Mehta said Iltija should have gone to the District Magistrate and sought permission to meet her mother instead of moving the SC.
However, Nitya Ramakrishnan, the advocate representing Iltija, defended Iltija’s decision to file the petition and said Iltija was not allowed to go out of her house and meet her mother from the 5th of August to the 22nd of August. Due to this, she even left Jammu and Kashmir and shifted to Chennai.
Nitya quoted Iltija’s words and said, “I was not permitted to move out of my house or meet my mother.”
The SC also passed an order and asked the Government of India to shift the detained leaders of Jammu and Kashmir to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for a health checkup.
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