SC Ordered Mehbooba Mufti’s Daughter Iltija Javed To Visit Srinagar and Meet Her Mother :- On Thursday, the Supreme Court allowed the daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Iltija Javed, to visit Srinagar and meet her mother. Along with the permission, the court has also granted her a date of her choice to visit the town. Also after taking permission from the state authorities, Iltija can also move around in Srinagar.
Mehbooba Mufti’s Daughter Iltija Javed To Visit Srinagar
Earlier, Iltija had filed a petition seeking permission from the SC to allow her to meet her mother. On Thursday, a bench comprising of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer heard the petition.
Iltija had moved the apex court claiming that Mufti is under detention following the abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, which allocated special status to the erstwhile state. She had submitted that her mother’s health concerned her as she didn’t meet her in a month.
Iltija Mufti also raised concerns if she would be confined to her house once she reaches Jammu and Kashmir from Chennai. She said she was confined to her house when she was in the Valley from August 5 to August 22.
Her advocate Aakarsh Kamra said, “The relief sought in the petition is similar to what CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury was granted by the apex court on August 28 to meet his ailing party colleague Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami.” Though Yechury had met Tarigami, as per the court direction under security with a condition that he keep his conversation focussed on his health condition.
Earlier on Independence Day, Iltija Mufti wrote a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah seeking clarity on her detention at her Srinagar residence. She also expressed concern over her mother’s safety and the “hundreds of political detainees” who have been jailed since August 5.
Iltija called it “odd” that she was not allowed to step outside as she was not affiliated to any political party and “have always been a law-abiding citizen”.
As per government sources, Mufti’s family members were recently allowed to meet her “twice” at Chesmashahi hut.