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Hany Babu asked three months for cataract surgery, HC grants 4 days

Bombay High Court Friday has allowed jailed Delhi University professor Hany Babu to undergo cataract surgery and diagnosis for other ailments at Mumbai’s Saifee Hospital over four days.

Babu has been in jail for almost two years, had moved the Bombay High Court seeking temporary bail on health grounds.

He needed bail for three months for undergoing cataract surgery and getting treatment for upper abdominal pain and osteoarthritis at the private Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai, according to his petition.

Babu claimed that he has lost vision to a significant degree due to cataract and also suffers from acute and unrelenting pain in the stomach and knees.

Babu alleged that authorities at the Taloja Central Prison violated his fundamental right to healthcare and medical treatment which is guaranteed under Article 21 (right to personal liberty) of the constitution.

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