India: Ghulam Nabi Azad asks SC to visit Jammu and Kashmir after "no policy" bid | India News

NEW DELHI: Supreme Court on Monday cleared former J & K president and opposition leader Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad to visit Srinagar Anantnag . Baramulla and Jammu districts after committing to no political activity.
appearing for Azad in a court of the President of the Supreme Court Ranjan Gogoi and Judges SA Bobde and SA Nazeer, Advocate and Congress Leader, AM Singhvi, said Azad had made three attempts to enter the state since August 5, when the government decided to repeal the statute. Special J & K. Singhvi said that Azad wanted to talk to people to assess the impact of the decision. "I want to talk to the daily bets of various sectors that are most affected by the decision. I will not engage in political activities or gatherings, "Azad promised through Singhvi.
"We allow the petitioner to go to Srinagar and visit the following districts, subject to any restrictions: Srinagar, Anantnag, Baramulla and Jammu. The petitioner undertook in court on his own initiative not to participate in any political rally or political activity during his visit. The visit will consist only of assessing the impact of the current situation on the lives of day laborers, if any, "said the bench.
The court also sought answers from the center and the state government two weeks later at the request of Azad challenging the legality of the repeal of J & K's special status.

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