New Delhi: The Supreme Court, on Thursday, has allowed Iltija to travel to Srinagar to meet her mother Mehbooba Mufti, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister who is under detention for over a month, and also permitted shifting of ailing CPM leader Muhammed Yusuf Tarigami to AIIMS in New Delhi from Srinagar where he is under house arrest.
Iltija, who moved to apex court on Wednesday, submitted that she is concerned about her mother’s health as she has not met her in a month.
A Bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, noted that there was no problem in the authorities permitting Iltija to travel to Srinagar and meet her mother in private.
Iltija can also move around Srinagar with permission from the district authorities, the apex court said.
Her advocate Nitya Ramakrishna said Iltija had sought the relief similar to what the apex court had granted CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on August 28 to meet his ailing party colleague Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami.
The same Bench permitted shifting of Tarigami to AIIMS here.
“We want to preserve our right to challenge the detention of former MLA in Habeas Corpus (bring the person) plea,” Yechury told the apex court. Tarigami will allow to be accompanied by one family member, the SC said.