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Omar Abdullah’s Sister Moves SC Challenging The PSA Order Issued Against Him

Lawstreet Journal 10 Feb 2020 6:32pm

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Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s sister has challenged the 6 February, 2020 charge under the draconian Public Safety Act, 1953 (PSA) against Omar Abdullah before the Supreme Court. Omar's sister called the order “unconstitutional and a fragrant violation of fundamental right”.

The learned counsel for the petitioner, Kapil Sibal has mentioned the matter for urgent listing before a bench headed by Justice NV Ramana.Sibal told the bench that they have filed a habeas corpus petition challenging the detention of Abdullah under the PSA and the matter should be heard this week. Thereafter, the bench agreed for urgent listing of the matter.

On February 6, 2020, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were charged under PSA which allows detention without trial for up to three months and multiple extensions. Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter, Iljita Mufti, who handles her Twitter handle, confirmed the detention. This order came on the last day of a 6 months' detention period. 

The Jammu and Kashmir administration has cited the National Conference leader’s ability to “convince his electorate to vote in huge numbers” as one of the reasons for invoking the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) against the former Chief Minister.

“The capacity of the subject to influence people for any cause can be gauged from the fact that he was able to convince his electorate to come out and vote in huge numbers even during the peak of militancy and poll boycotts,” a dossier prepared by the police said.

A magistrate accompanied by police served the order to Mehbooba Mufti… Continue Reading...

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