The Supreme Court of India (File photo)
The Supreme Court of India (File photo)

SC allows Kashmiri student to visit Anantnag to meet parents

ANI | Updated: Aug 28, 2019 15:19 IST

New Delhi [India], Aug 28 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed Kashmiri student Mohammad Aleem Syed to travel to Anantnag to meet his parents.
The apex court has also directed the Jammu and Kashmir administration to provide police protection to Sayed.
Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, during the course of the hearing, observed if a person wants to travel to any parts of the country, he or she should be allowed to go.
"I am studying law at Jamia University and could not meet my parents, who were ill, due to the restrictions imposed there in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. I met Supreme Court lawyer, Sanjay Hegde and one other lawyer. They advised me to seek legal remedy from the apex court," Syed said.
"Today I got relief from the apex court. I am very happy... It is our fundamental right to travel," he added.
The top court was on Wednesday hearing a batch of petitions questioning the validity of the central government's decision to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier this month, the central government had scrapped the Article 370 of the Constitution, which conferred special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and bifurcated the state into two union territories - Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. (ANI)