SC Notice to J&K Administration on Omar Abdullah’s Custody, Next Hearing on March 2
New Delhi : While hearing a petition challenging the custody of Omar Abdullah, the Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Jammu and Kashmir administration. Omar Abdullah’s sister Sara Abdullah Pilot has challenged the detention in the Supreme Court under the Public Safety Act (PSA) and demanded that he be released in court. On this, the court issued a notice and sought a response from the Jammu and Kashmir administration. The next hearing of the case will be on 2 March.
Sara Abdullah Pilot: We were hopeful that,as this is a habeas corpus case, that the relief would be sooner. But we have full faith in the justice system. We're here because we want that all Kashmiris should have the same rights as all citizen of India & we're waiting for that day https://t.co/F8vFTjx9dd pic.twitter.com/mWXDgqryEl
— ANI (@ANI) February 14, 2020
Sara has said in her petition that detaining Abdullah is ‘clearly illegal’ and there is no question of ‘any threat to law and order’. The petition requested the cancellation of the orders of February 5 which said the detention of Abdullah under the PSA and produced him before the court.
Omar Abdullah’s sister Sara had given in the petition the reasoning that the administration wrongly used the Code of Criminal Procedure and political leaders to ensure that the protest against repeal of Article-370 of the Constitution could be suppressed. People are kept in custody. She has stated in her petition that the purpose of using this power is not only to keep Umar Abdullah in captivity, but to keep the entire leadership of the National Conference as well as the leadership of other political parties in captivity. Similar treatment has been done to Farooq Abdullah who served the state and the center for years… stood with India whenever needed.