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Supreme Court to hear plea against Article 370 revocation

August 29, 2019

The Supreme Court of India will hear the petitions related to Article 370 revocation in Jammu and Kashmir in the month of October.

A five judge bench will be hearing various pleas that have been filed against the decision of the center government to remove the special status of J&K.

The top court has also asked the center government to respond to a plea on the telephone and internet restrictions imposed in Jammu and Kashmir in the next seven days.

The Supreme Court also heard the plea of a law student from Kashmir, Mohammad Aleem Sayeed to be allowed to visit J&K to meet his parents and the court granted the request.

"The petitioner student Mohammad Aleem Sayeed shall be allowed to travel to Jammu and Kashmir and visit Anantnag and visit his parents anto d file an affidavit after his return," said the court.

The court also gave permission to Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary of CPI(M) party to visit the state. Yechury told the court that he wants to travel to J&K in order to meet his party colleague Yousuf Tarigami.

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said, "We will allow you to visit. You are going only to meet your friend? A citizen of this country wants to meet his friend. What's the difficulty?"

After the verdict Yechury tweeted," The Supreme Court has permitted me to go to Srinagar and see Com Yousuf Tarigami and "report" back to them on the condition of his health. Once I meet him, return and report to the Court, I will make a more detailed statement."

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