Monday, 5 December, 2022

Topic: PSA

J&K revokes Public Safety Act against Farooq Abdullah, releases him after 6-month detention

Farooq Abdullah is among the first regional leaders against whom the Jammu & Kashmir administration has revoked the PSA.

Why are Kashmiri politicians still in detention when other restrictions have been lifted?

J&K’s politicians, including Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, have been under detention since August 2019. The social media ban in J&K was lifted Wednesday.

Omar Abdullah detained under PSA because of past conduct: Jammu & Kashmir administration

The J&K administration said Omar Abdullah's criticism of the scrapping of Article 370 was calculated to disturb public peace and tranquility.

Key to ending political deadlock in J&K is with Abdullahs, Muftis. Modi should accept it

The Modi govt has made countless efforts to create a third front to root out the PDP and NC from the valley which has eventually come to the naught.

Supreme Court seeks J&K govt’s response on plea challenging Mehbooba’s detention under PSA

Mehbooba's daughter Iltija had filed a habeas corpus petition in the apex court challenging the govt's order issued on 5 February, detaining her mother under PSA.

Former Kashmiri IAS officer Shah Faesal booked under Public Safety Act

Faesal was detained after the scrapping of Article 370 in August last year. Former CMs Mehbooba Mufti & Omar Abdullah were also booked under the stringent PSA on 6 February.

Supreme Court issues notice to J&K on plea challenging Omar Abdullah’s detention under PSA

Former J&K CM Omar Abdullah was detained under the Public Safety Act on 6 February and has been under house arrest since scrapping of Article 370 in August last year.

Why PSA is a handy tool for Modi govt to re-engineer post-Abdullahs politics in Kashmir

The leaders released have not demanded restoration of pre-5 August status for Kashmir, hinting at some informal understanding with New Delhi.

AAP’s ‘sweeping’ win in Delhi, a confident Rahul Gandhi & Abdullah’s radicalisation

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Mulayam Singh asks about Farooq Abdullah’s release in Lok Sabha, Speaker doesn’t raise issue

Farooq Abdullah was charged under the Public Safety Act (PSA) in September 2019 and has been under house arrest since 5 August.

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