Shakeel Ahmad Bhat, who shot to fame as the face of youth anger in Kashmir during protests in 2008 and 2010, has been released after four years of detention under Public Safety Act (PSA).
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday rejected demands to revoke the controversial Public Safety Act (PSA), saying there was no need to do so.
Opposition PDP and CPI(M) condemned the detention of Muslim League leader Mushatq-ul-Islam for the eleventh time under the Public Safety Act.
An online campaign has been started to press Omar Abdullah-led Jammu and Kashmir government to stop detaining people under the Public Safety Act and repeal the law.
Amnesty International has slammed the Jammu and Kashmir government for continuing to use the Public Safety Act to detain people without charge or trial.
PSA is a tough law which allows detention of a person
without trial for two years.
The Home department on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha festival has ordered the release of four detainees arrested under the PSA.
Days after Jammu and Kashmir Chief
Minister Omar Abdullah announced that controversial AFSPA
would be revoked from some areas; the state government.
The Jammu and Kashmir government
on Monday said it is working on a proposal to introduce amendments
in the Public Safety Act (PSA), a law which is being widely
criticised by human rights body.
The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has quashed the detention of a minor boy, arrested under Public Safety Act on the charges of stone-pelting last year, and ordered his immediate release.
Juvenile centres will be set up
across Jammu and Kashmir to reform the youth of the state who
have gone astray, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said here on Tuesday.
Amnesty International on Monday
demanded repeal of Public Safety Act(PSA) in J&K, alleging it had been used as a "revolving door" to
detain up to 20,000 people without trial since the start of
militancy two decades ago.
Four persons, including three
policemen who were acquitted by a local court of charges of
murdering a Jammu and Kashmir minister in 2002, have been
booked under Public Safety Act.
Two days ahead of Id-ul Azha,
Jammu and Kashmir High Court Monday quashed the detention of
eight persons under the Public Safety Act (PSA).
As India and Pakistan opened talks Thursday, Jammu and Kashmir separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani was detained under a tough law and moderate Mirwaiz Umer Farooq was put under house arrest.
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