Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Topic: PSA

From ‘stooge’ cry to Har Ghar Tiranga advocate — IAS officer Shah Faesal reinstated by Modi govt

Faesal had resigned as an IAS officer in January 2019 to protest against ‘marginalisation of Indian Muslims’. He then started his own party, only to leave politics in August 2020.

Jails full, J&K Police struggle to execute arrest warrants under draconian PSA

Over 500 people being held under PSA in J&K, of which 150 were arrested in March-April alone. PSA allows detention without trial for up to 2 years — subject to a review every 6 months

For how long will Mehbooba Mufti be detained under PSA, Supreme Court asks J&K

Supreme Court was hearing a habeas corpus petition filed by Mehbooba Mufti's daughter Iltija Mufti, challenging her mother’s detention under the Public Safety Act.

Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter seeks SC permission for her mother to conduct political activity

Iltija Mufti sought amendments to the habeas corpus plea she filed in the SC in February challenging her mother’s detention under the stringent Public Safety Act.

Mehbooba Mufti’s detention under PSA extended by 3 months

According to an MHA order, Mufti will remain under detention at her official residence, Fairview Bungalow, which has been declared a subsidiary jail.

Modi govt accepts SC suggestion to release PSA detainee J&K bar chief Qayoom a few days early

Mian Abdul Qayoom was detained on the night of 4 August 2019, just before Modi govt scrapped the special status of J&K under Article 370 of the Constitution.

Consider releasing J&K bar chief if he agrees not to visit Kashmir, SC tells Modi govt

Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul said there was nothing wrong if a person is committed to an ideology and asked the central government to consider releasing Mian Abdul Qayoom.

SC asks J&K administration to explain detention of HC bar leader post PSA order expiry

J&K High Court's Bar leader Mian Abdul Qayoom has been in detention under Public Safety Act since 7 August last year.

Separatist Hurriyat leader Ashraf Sehrai detained in Kashmir, likely to be booked under PSA

Sehrai had recently taken over as chief of pro-Pakistan Tehreek-e-Hurriyat from Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who days ago announced his disassociation from politics.

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Border crisis, no NSS, no reforms. But Modi govt is going after imagined colonial demons

India's armed forces function under 'objective control' of the government. They either did not advise the govt against 'decolonisation' or, worse, have aligned with its political ideology.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.


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Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
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AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.