New Delhi, Sep 5: Supreme Court on Thursday allowed former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's daughter, Iltija, to travel from Chennai to Srinagar and meet her mother in private.
The three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi said, "the petitioner, Iltija, shall travel from Chennai to Srinagar and meet her mother in private."
The top court, however, said that Iltija's movement in other parts of Srinagar will be subject to permission from authorities, if needed.
The apex court also agreed to shift former Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader, Yusuf Tarigami to AIIMS at New Delhi from Srinagar for his better treatment, as he is unwell and his health condition is not fine. The court passed the order, after it received a report filed by CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury, who had visited Tarigami on court orders.
The apex court allowed Tarigami to be accompanied by his family members.
The court said, it will take up on September 16, Monday, all the petitions, including that of journalist Anuradha Bhasin, seeking a direction to restore communications and movement of people in Jammu and Kashmir.
"On September 16, may be, we are passing some orders," SC says.
On Bhasin's petition, the court also issued notice to the Union of India and sought a detailed response from it. Bhasin had moved the court seeking a direction to restore all the landline facilities and restore other modes of communications. The top court also heard many more petitions challenging the repeal of Article 370 in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. (UNI)