MDMK Leader Vaiko moves SC for Farooq Abdullah

Team SoOLEGAL 11 Sep 2019 2:30pm

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The General Secretary of Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) Party and Rajya Sabha MP Vaiko has filed a writ petition of habeas corpus under article 32 of the Constitution of India before the Supreme Court seeking production of Farooq Abdullah who is the leader of National Conference Party and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.

Vaiko has pleaded before the Court to grant liberty to Farooq Abdullah to attend a conference organized by him on September 15 in Chennai on the occasion of birth anniversary of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister CN Annadurai.

Vaiko had invited Farooq Abdullah to attend the event to which Abdullah had agreed. Farooq Abdullah had attended the conference on earlier occasions as well but the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir is unreachable since August 5 after the Central Government had imposed a curfew in the state and political leaders were detained.

Vaiko further stated that the refusal to allow Farooq Abdullah to attend the peaceful and democratic conference is violative of articles 19(1)(a), 21 and 22 of the Constitution of India.

The MDMK leader also stated that he had written to authorities in Jammu and Kashmir to allow Farooq Abdullah to attend the Conference in Chennai on September 15 but till date he has not received any response whatsoever.

The plea has been filed by Advocate G. Ananda Selvam on Vaiko’s behalf stating that “the right to freedom of speech and expression is considered to have paramount significance in a democracy as it allows its citizens to effectively take part in the governance of the country.”

The petition is expected to be mentioned on Thursday before the Supreme Court.

After the abrogation of Article 370 by the Central Government which granted special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, most of the top-level Kashmiri separatist leaders were taken into preventive custody and many mainstream politicians including Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, all former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir were either placed on house arrest or detained.

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