CJI on Jammu Kashmir: Will visit Srinagar if people unable to approach J&K HC
CJI Ranjan Gogoi was sounding concerned when he said that he will be visiting Srinagar if the condition is such that people cannot approach J&K High Court
New Delhi, Sep 16: CJI Ranjan Gogoi was sounding concerned when he said that he will be visiting Srinagar if the condition is such that people cannot approach J&K High Court. Chief Justice said he needs to find out how difficult it is for people to access the courts.
CJI was responding to one of the petitions put before the SC today. CJI said, "It is serious if people cannot approach the HC."
The CJI sounded concerned when a child right activist Enakshi Ganguly who was informing the Court about the illegal detention of children in Jammu and Kashmir.
CJI said that he would visit Srinagar himself to assess the veracity of the plea.
The Supreme Court also allowed Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad to visit four districts in Kashmir. Azad, who was denied the permission earlier, will now be allowed to visit Baramulla, Anantnag, Srinagar, and Jammu. The Court has further instructed him to file a report after his Kashmir visit.
Much is happening on the Kashmir front and SC has come up with a fresh set of observations.
Former Jammu Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah is now detained under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act. Now, what is PSA? According to this act, the government has the right to detain a person for up to 2 years without a trial.
Abdullah is detained under PSA and the decision for the same came on Sunday night. While his house will be a subsidiary jail all his friends and relatives can come to meet him. The Supreme Court also gives notice to the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration on a plea seeking to produce before court former chief minister Farooq Abdullah, who is allegedly under detention following the scrapping of the state's special status.
A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer issued notice to the Centre and the state, and fixed Rajya Sabha MP and MDMK leader Vaiko's plea for hearing on September 30.
Vaiko, who said he is a close friend of Abdullah for the past four decades, has contended that constitutional rights conferred on the National Conference leader had been deprived of on account of "illegal detention without any authority of law".
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