New Delhi: The Chief Justice of India ordered that the 5-judge Constitution Bench will hear the case relating to the abrogation of Article 370 and the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories, in first week of October.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta and Attorney General KK Venugopal opposed the issuance of the notice by the CJI.
Starting a day with a habeas corpus plea filed by a Kashmiri student Mohamaad Aleem Sayed, the SC allowed the petitioner to travel to J&K’s Anantnag to meet his parents. The SC further directed the state to facilitate the student’s travel to provide him with adequate police protection.
After allowing the student petitioner to go to Valley, the apex court also allowed CPM leader Sitaram Yechury to go to J&K to meet his ‘friend’ Mohammed Yusuf Tarigami.
Mehta objecting the ruling said that, if Yechury goes, he has to be taken by government authorities. The CJI, in response said that Yechury be allowed to visit his colleague on Thursday, but denied the plea for government escort.
The Court, however, said that Yechury should not indulge in any other act except meeting Tarigami, else it will be construed as violation of Court’s order.