Supreme Court to J-K govt: Why is lawyer in jail after expiry of PSA?

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Supreme Court to J-K govt: Why is lawyer in jail after expiry of PSA?


New Delhi:The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Jammu & Kashmir government as to why J&K Bar Association president Mian Abdul Qayoom is under detention beyond the detention period of one year under the J&K Public Safety Act (PSA).

Mr Qayoom, now 76 years, has been lodged at Delhi’s Tihar jail since August 2019, following the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution.

The poser from the Supreme Court came in the course of the hearing of a plea by Mian Qayoom challenging the J&K high court’s order upholding his detention.

Pointing to his old age,

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