The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered shifting of ailing CPI (M) leader Mohd Yusuf Tarigami to AIIMS in Delhi from Srinagar where he is under house arrest. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it was inclined to shift Tarigami, the former CPI (M) MLA, to AIIMS. The top court’s order comes exactly a month after the top political leaders in the Valley were arrested or detained following the abrogation of Article 370.
CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury told the bench that he has no objection if Tarigami was shifted to AIIMS for better treatment.
“We want to reserve our right to challenge the detention of former MLA in Habeas Corpus (bring the person) plea,” Yechury told the apex court.
Earlier, Top Court had allowed Yechury to visit Kashmir and meet his party member in the state. "Yechury should not indulge in any other act except meeting Tarigami, else it will be construed as violation of the Court’s order," the top court said.
The Supreme Court also allowed Iltija Iqbal to meet mother Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi allowed Iltija to meet her after she submitted in the court that she has no problem in going to her Srinagar residence but has not been able to move out freely there. In her petition, Iltija had submitted that she is concerned about her mother's health as she has not met her for a month.
Previously, Iltijqa had also written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah. “Today while the rest of the country celebrates India’s Independence Day, Kashmiris have been caged like animals and deprived of basic human rights. It’s suffocating and humiliating to be treated in this manner. I have to grovel for permission to allow my aged grandmother to visit her son. Is she also a potential threat?”, Iltija wrote on August 15.
Apart from Mufti, Omar Abdullah’s family has also been allowed to meet him.