CPM leader Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami moves Supreme Court over Article 370 abrogation

Former MLA Tarigami was among the leaders from the Valley who have been detained following the abrogation.

Published: 29th September 2019 03:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th September 2019 03:58 PM   |  A+A-

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CPI(M) leader Mohd Yousuf Tarigami addresses a press conference in New Delhi. (Photo | Parveen Negi/ EPS)


NEW DELHI: Kashmiri CPM leader Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami has moved a plea in the Supreme Court over issues related to the abrogation of Article 370, which granted special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi will hear his plea along with other petitions filed by Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury, MDMK general secretary Vaiko, child rights activists Enakshi Ganguly, Executive Editor of the Kashmir Times Anuradha Bhasin, doctor Sameer Kaul and wife of Malaysia-based NRI businessman Asifa Mubeen.

Tarigami, who was among those leaders who have been detained following the abrogation of Article 370 last month, has moved the apex court two weeks after his party colleague Sitaram Yechury has challenged his detention in the top court.

Following intervention of the Supreme Court, Tarigami was brought to the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) here for treatment.

On September 16, the Supreme Court allowed CPMleader Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami to return to Srinagar.

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When Yechury went to meet his party colleague in Srinagar, he found that Tarigami's movements were restricted and the latter's security vehicles had been withdrawn. He also told the court that Tarigami was suffering from various ailments but was not allowed to visit the hospital.

Thereafter, the court, on September 5, directed the shifting of Tarigami to AIIMS. On August 28, the court also allowed Yechury to meet Tarigami in Srinagar. It has, however, restrained him from engaging in any political activity.


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