Indian Supreme Court gives verdict in petition filed by Congress leader over Occupied Kashmir lockdown

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Indian Supreme Court gives verdict in petition filed by Congress leader over Occupied Kashmir lockdown

NEW DELHI - Indian Supreme Court gives verdict in petition filed by Congress leader over Occupied Kashmir lockdown.

Indian Supreme Court has allowed former puppet chief minister of occupied Kahsmir and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad to visit Jammu and Kashmir with riders

However. he will not be allowed to hold any political rallies during his visit.

The Supreme Court allowed Ghulam Nabi Azad to visit Jammu, Anantnag, Baramulla and Srinagar districts in the State with riders.

Azad had moved the Supreme Court seeking permission to visit his home State to enquire about the well being of his family members.

His plea was taken up by a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S.A. Bobde and S. Abdul Nazeer.

Mr. Azad had tried to visit the State after the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status but was sent back from the airport by authorities.

In his petition before the top court, he has also sought permission to check on social conditions in the State after the clampdown imposed by the authorities in the aftermath of the revocation of provisions of Article 370.