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Extension of detention of Mehbooba Mufti underneath PSA an abuse of regulation: P Chidambaram | India Information

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NEW DELHI: The extension of the detention of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti underneath the Public Security Act (PSA) is an abuse of regulation and an assault on the Constitutional rights assured to each citizen, Congress chief […]

NEW DELHI: The extension of the detention of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti underneath the Public Security Act (PSA) is an abuse of regulation and an assault on the Constitutional rights assured to each citizen, Congress chief P Chidambaram stated on Saturday.
“How is the 61-year-old former chief minister, a protected individual underneath safety guard around the clock, a risk to public security? She rightly rejected the provide to launch her on circumstances that any self-respecting political chief would refuse. One of many causes given for her detention — the color of her get together’s flag — was laughable,” Chidambaram tweeted.
“Why ought to she undertake to not communicate towards the abrogation of Article 370? Is it not a part of the best to free speech? I’m one of many counsels showing in a case within the Supreme Courtroom difficult the abrogation of Article 370. If I communicate towards Article 370 — as I have to — is {that a} risk to public security? We should collectively elevate our voices and demand “FREE MEHBOOBA MUFTI IMMEDIATELY”,” he added.
Mufti’s detention underneath PSA was prolonged by three months on Friday.
Mufti and lots of different leaders of Kashmir, together with Farooq Abdullah, had been put in detention following the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Structure that accorded particular standing to the erstwhile state.
Earlier, the previous J-Okay CM’s detention was prolonged on Might 5 for 3 months.
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