The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

The Supreme Court heard the petition on habeas corpus filed by CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury to produce CPI(M) leader and four time MLA, Yusuf Tarigami whose whereabouts are unknown since August 5.

The Supreme Court has ordered that Sitaram Yechury be permitted to visit Yusuf Tarigami in Kashmir. Accordingly Comrade Sitaram Yechury will travel to Srinagar tomorrow, August 29th. He will inform the authorities in J&K in the hope that at least this time they will facilitate the meeting.

The General Secretary had made two attempts earlier to meet Tarigami but was turned away at Srinagar airport by the authorities on both occasions.

He will file an affidavit before the Supreme Court on his return.


(Hari Singh Kang)

For CPI(M) Central Committee Office