Two National Conference MPs, Hasnain Masoodi and Akbar Lone, had petitioned the court requesting that they should be allowed to meet the detained party leaders, Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah in Srinagar.
Vaiko told the apex court that he had written to authorities earlier, seeking permission that Abdullah be allowed to travel to Chennai to attend a conference on freedom of speech and democratic participation but he failed to get a response.
According to media reports, all efforts to discover where the doctor, urologist Omar Salim from Srinagar, was taken by the cops failed due to ongoing curfew restrictions and communications blackout in Jammu and Kashmir.
Governor Malik's statement follows fervent appeals made by the political leaders of Ladakh and Jammu to the Centre, stressing on protection of land and cultural identity of the regions after Centre revoked state's special status and divided it into two Union Territories
After the cross-border trade was suspended in April, the cross-LoC bus service now stares at uncertainty as the diplomatic relations between India and Pakistan are under strain following abrogation of state's special status and its bifurcation into two Union territories by the Modi government early this month.
In a strong call to the Government of India, at least five United Nations independent rights expert on Thursday stressed on easing the ongoing restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir
Describing Centre’s Kashmir move “sudden and shocking”, former Sadr-e-Riyasat Karan Singh impressed upon J&K residents to accept government’s decision with a positive mindset.
Worried over “blatant denial of the right to healthcare and right to life”, a group of doctors has asked the central government to ease restrictions on communications and travel in Jammu & Kashmir
Kashmir police said in a tweet that Eid festival prayers “concluded peacefully in various parts of the (Kashmir) Valley. No untoward incident reported so far.”