SC to Take Up Kashmiri Student’s Affidavit Filed After Visiting Home on September 16

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NEW DELHI — The Supreme Court on Thursday took note of an affidavit filed by a Delhi law student, who recently returned from Kashmir, and said it would consider all the issues mentioned in the document on September 16.

Mohammed Aleem Syed, a law student from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, was granted permission to visit his parents in Anantnag in Kashmir Valley by the top court on August 28. He was also asked by the Supreme Court to file an affidavit on his return.

His counsel placed an affidavit in a sealed cover before a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SA Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer.

“We have gone through your affidavit. We will consider all the issues mentioned in it on September 16,” the bench told advocate Sanjay Hegde who appeared for the student, reports PTI.

The top court also issued notice to the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration on his petition and tagged it with other petitions in which identical issues were raised.

“The affidavit in sealed cover be kept in safe custody of secretary general,” said the bench.

Mohammed Aleem Syed had reportedly said in his plea before his visit back home that he is a resident of Anantnag and had not received any information about his parents since August 4-5.

The Central government had announced its decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s temporary special status and bifurcate the state into two union territories on August 5 and had imposed restrictions in parts of the state and complete clampdown was enforced.

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