The Supreme Court Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has said that he would visit Jammu and Kashmir, if needed, to check on allegations by a child rights activist that it was difficult accessing the High Court there amid security restrictions that have been in place since August 5, when the Centre ended special status to the state.
The Supreme Court was hearing a petition by child rights activist, Ms. Enakshi Ganguly on the state of children between six and 18 years because of the restrictions. 'You want things done under the aegis of the High Court, you can go there,' the court told the activist.
'It is difficult to go to the High Court,' said her lawyer Huzefi Ahmadi. Mr. Chief Justice Gogoi then responded: 'Why is it difficult to go to the Jammu and Kashmir High Court? Is anyone coming in the way? We want to know from the Chief Justice (High Court). If required, I will go to the Jammu and Kashmir High Court.'