CPM leader Tarigami doesn’t need permission to return to Kashmir: SC

New Delhi | The Supreme Court, while hearing a bunch of petitions post-abrogation of Article 370, has allowed Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami to return to Jammu and Kashmir.

The bench said that the Jammu and Kashmir MLA does not need permission to travel back from AIIMS hospital in Delhi.

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A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices SA Bobde and SA Nazeer said Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami is free to go back to Kashmir if doctors at AIIMS allow him.

The ailing leader was on September 9 shifted to AIIMS following the apex court order. It was alleged that Tarigami was kept in the J&K guesthouse in Delhi but not allowed to go outside.

Senior advocate Ramachandran said that the MLA should be allowed to go outside if there is no order of detention against him.

After being informed of the leader’s present health condition that he has been discharged from the hospital, “Tarigami free to return to Kashmir. If there is any restriction on his movement there he is free to approach the Kashmir High Court,” the CJI said.

Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami, who was under house arrest in Srinagar for 35 days since the abrogation of provisions of Article 370, was shifted to AIIMS on September 9 for cardiac treatment following the Supreme Court order.

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