Allow attendant to travel with me to Srinagar: Yechury

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New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist General Secretary Sitaram Yechury wrote to Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday, asking permission to travel with an attendant to meet his party colleague Mohammed Yusuf Tarigami.

Yechury said that he will be traveling to Srinagar on Thursday to meet the ailing Tarigami, after the Supreme Courtgave him permission to do so.

“Since I am not keeping good health and require assistance, a personal attendant would also be accompanying me. Since I am coming there in pursuance of the directions of the Supreme Court, I hope that I will be permitted a personal attendant. An early reply is solicited to facilitate travel arrangements,” he wrote.

On Wednesday, the apex court allowed Yechury to visit Kashmir to meet Tarigami and file an affidavit on his health condition after his return from the valley. The court has instructed Yechury not to use his visit for any other purpose.

Yechury had earlier tried to visit Kashmir with CPI General Secretary D. Raja on August 9. But the two leaders were detained at the Srinagar airport and sent back home.

On August 24 again, he accompanied an Opposition delegation, including former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, to Srinagar. But the group was detained and prevented from getting outside the airport.

–IANS

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