September 30, 2020

Mehbooba Mufti case: SC says detention cannot be for forever, explore alternatives

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration to respond to Iltija Mufti’s amended plea challenging the detention of her mother and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti under the J&K Public Safety Act, saying detention could not be forever and “some via media” should be explored.
A bench of Justices S K Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy said that the PDP leader should place request to the authorities for attending party meetings. The apex court permitted Iltija and her uncle to meet Mehbooba in detention. Mehbooba, the president of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was put under detention on the eve of abrogation of special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 on August 5 last year.



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