SC allows Jamia student Mohd Aleem Syed to visit parents in Anantanag district of J&K with security cover

The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed a law student from Jamia Millia Islamia University here to visit his parents in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir and asked the police to provide him security. The top court asked the student Mohd Aleem Syed to file an affidavit after visiting his parents. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S A Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer asked the police to provide him security and facilitate his visit to the family. The bench told senior advocate Sanjay Hegde that if the Jamia student wants to travel to Anantnag on Thursday then the court order will be made available to him in one hour. Syed, in his plea filed through advocate Mrigank Prabhakar, said he is a permanent resident of Anantnag and since August 4-5, he has not received any information about his parents. Syed said that he suspects that his parents have been detained in Kashmir as he was not able to contact them by any means or manner. He had submitted in his plea that there is a complete shut down of Internet and phone services since the issuance of Presidential order and passage of Jammu and Kashmir (reorganization) bill, 2019. He contended that this information blackout and restrictions on movement of people is violative of fundamental rights granted under the Constitution.