Post Supreme Court nod, Sitaram Yechury to visit Kashmir on August 29

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on August 28, 2019

CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury will travel to Kashmir on Thursday to meet the leader of his party in the State Mohd Yousuf Tarigami.

The Supreme Court, after hearing a habeas corpus petition filed by Yechury, had given the permission to meet Tarigami whose whereabouts, according to the CPI(M) are unknown since August 5.

"The Supreme Court has ordered that Sitaram Yechury be permitted to visit Yusuf Tarigami in Kashmir. Accordingly Comrade Sitaram Yechury will travel to Srinagar tomorrow, August 29th. He will inform the authorities in Jammu and Kashmir in the hope that at least this time they will facilitate the meeting.The General Secretary had made two attempts earlier to meet Tarigami but was turned away at Srinagar airport by the authorities on both occasions," a statement by the CPI(M) said.

Yechury said he will file an affidavit before the Supreme Court after his return from the State. "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," he added.

In a letter to Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik, Yechury said the apex court has asked him to go to Kashmir and visit his colleague Mohd. Yusuf Tarigami and file an affidavit on his return to the court detailing his health condition.

"In pursuance of the orders of the apex Court, I have decided to come to Srinagar tomorrow (Thursday) and meet Tarigami. Since I am not keeping good health and require assistance, personal attendant would also be accompanying me. Since I am coming there in pursuance of the directions of the Supreme Court, I hope that I will be permitted a personal attendant," the letter added.

Published on August 28, 2019

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