New Delhi: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah was on Monday detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA) according to which an individual can be detained for up to two years without any trial, stated news agency IANS. Also Read - We Stand United to Defend Autonomy of J&K, Says Farooq Abdullah After All-party Meet
Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court issued a notice to the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration seeking their reply in view of former chief minister Farooq Abdullah’s detention, stated news agency ANI. Also Read - We Are Hindustani But Article 35A, 370 Important For us: Farooq Abdullah
Thereafter, the date of hearing in the plea filed by MDMK Chief and leader Vaiko seeking to produce Farooq Abdullah before the court was fixed to September 30 by a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer. Also Read - 'Glad Modi ji Wants to do All it Takes to Resolve Kashmir Issue,' Says Farooq Abdullah
It must be noted that Farooq Abdullah is allegedly under detention post the revocation of the Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. He has been detained under the Draconian Public Safety Act, stated a report.
Speaking on behalf of his close friend for the past four decades, Rajya Sabha MP Vaiko has contended that National Conference leader Abdullah’s constitutional rights have been deprived with his “illegal detention without any authority of law”.
In a petition filed before the Supreme Court, Vaiko told news agency ANI that the NC leader Farooq Abdullah could not be contacted as many J&K leaders were under house arrest, following the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.