New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti‘s daughter Sana Iltija to meet her while she remains under house arrest.
The apex court, however, said that she can move in other parts of Srinagar and it would be subject to prior permission from authorities if needed.
The SC’s order was a result of a petition filed by Iltija where she said she was worried about her mother’s health since she had not met her in a month. During the hearing on Thursday, Attorney General KK Venugopal told the Court that other members of Mufti’s were able to meet her and her daughter has an equal right.
Nearly a month after the scrapping of Article 370, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti have been allowed to meet their family and relatives.
Mufti’s mother and sister were allowed to meet her on Thursday, at a tourism department property in Chesmashahi where she was lodged, that has now been declared a sub-jail.
Mufti was arrested along with National Conference leader Omar Abdullah and hundreds of other politicians and activists on August 4, a day before the revocation of Article 370.
The step was taken as a measure to prevent any protests over the government’s decision to end special status to the former state of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and bifurcate it into two union territories.