SC Allows Law Student to Visit Parents in J&K with Security Cover

The top court asked the student, Mohd Aleem Syed, to file an affidavit after visiting his parents.

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday, 28 August, allowed a law student from Jamia Millia Islamia University in the national capital to visit his parents in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir and asked the police to provide him security.

The top court asked the student, Mohd Aleem Syed, to file an affidavit after visiting his parents.

A Bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SA Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer asked the police to provide him security and facilitate his visit to the family.

The Bench told senior advocate Sanjay Hegde that if Syed wants to travel to Anantnag on Thursday then the court order will be made available to him in one hour.

Speaking to The Quint, Syed said he he hasn’t been able to speak with his family since 4 August, and that he hasn’t received any information about his parents ever since the unrest started in the Valley owing to the reports of Abrogation of Article 370.

Syed, who is a permanent resident of Anantnag district in J&K, had filed a a Habeas Corpus plea through advocate Mrigank Prabhakar.

Expressing his happiness over the top court’s directive, Syed further said that he is looking forward to meet his parents on Thursday, and enquire about their well being.

Syed had submitted in his plea that there is a complete shutdown of Internet and phone services since the issuance of Presidential order and passage of Jammu and Kashmir (reorganisation) Bill 2019.

He contended that this information blackout and restrictions on movement of people is violative of fundamental rights granted under the Constitution.

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