Can seek permission to attend the party meet
Srinagar, Sept 29: While hearing the case regarding the more than yearlong detention of former Chief Minister of erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state, Mehbooba Mufti, the Supreme Court of India on Tuesday asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration to respond to the petitioner, Mehbooba’s daughter, Iltija Mufti’s amended plea challenging the detention of her mother, under the J-K Public Safety Act, saying detention cannot be forever.
The court, according to news gathering agency Kashmir Dot Com-(KDC) remarked that “some via media” should be explored.
The hearing was conducted by a bench of justices S K Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy, who advised the petitioner that Mehbooba Mufti should place a request to the authorities for attending party meetings.
The apex court granted permission to Mehbooba’s daughter Iltija and her uncle to meet the PDP leader in detention.
The former Chief Minister Mehbooba, was put under detention on 5th August 2019, when Parliament scrapped article 370 and 35-A, which authorities said was a preventive detention; however despite more than one year of detention, she still continues to remain confined within the four walls of her house at Gupkar, while the other two former chief ministers Dr. Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah have since been released. (KDC)