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The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday deferred the panchayat bypolls for a few weeks citing security concerns raised by the law enforcing agencies.

Supreme Court notice to J&K on plea challenging Omar Abdullah's detention

A bench, comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Indira Banerjee, said ...

SC judge recuses from hearing plea challenging Omar Abdullah's detention

The bench said the plea could be heard on Thursday.

  • In a letter to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shailendra Kumar, NC central secretary Rattan Lal Gupta said the party is a strong votary of democratic process and wishes to participate in the eight-phase elections starting March 5 in over 11,000 seats. A copy of the letter has been marked to the Chief Election Commissioner.

    The former IAS topper is the seventh mainstream politician of Kashmir who has been booked under the PSA which allows detention from three months to two years without a trial.

    As the first political exercise in J&K since the withdrawal of special status and the carving out of two Union territories of J&K and Ladakh, the joint chief electoral officer of J&K, Shailendra Kumar, said all security arrangements to conduct peaceful elections were in place and the model code of conduct came into force on Thursday.

    Describing Jammu and Kashmir as the crown jewel of India, Modi, while replying to a debate on Motion of Thanks to the President's Address in Lok Sabha on February 6, said that on the dark night of January 19, 1990, Kashmir's identity had been buried. The diaspora group said that January 19 is marked by the Kashmiri Pandits worldwide as the 'exodus day' when the entire population of the community was forced to flee, almost overnight, their homeland of generations.

    Mufti and Abdullah, besides two political stalwarts from the PDP and its arch-rival National Conference, were booked under the stringent PSA by the administration on Thursday, officials in the union territory said.

    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee slams the PSA dossier against ex-CMs of J&K.'Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah are respected people', says CM ...

    Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the petitioner, mentioned the matter for urgent listing before a bench headed by Justice N V Ramana. Sibal told the bench that they have filed a habeas corpus petition challenging the detention of Abdullah under the PSA and the matter should be heard this week.

    The Public Safety Act dossiers against former J&K CMs Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti claim that they are radical influencers who have played role in inciting common people against the Union of India. “Despite being a mainstream politician… (Omar) has been planning activities against the Union of India under the guise of politics,” read the PSA dossier.

    Akhtar became the sixth mainstream leader in Kashmir to be booked under the controversial PSA, which was enacted in 1978 to deal with rampant timber smuggling. Two other former chief ministers -- Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti -- were booked under the stringent law on Thursday.

    Since Sunday, a total of eight leaders have been released from preventive custody. These leaders were part of preventive detention of mainstream politicians, activists and trade leaders carried out after August 5 last year when the Centre withdrew the special status of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated it into union territories -- Ladakh, and Jammu and Kashmir.

    The Prime Minister's Office has sought feedback from Union ministers following their recent visit to Jammu and Kashmir as part of Centre’s outreach to the newly created Union Territory.

    This picture points to a very disturbing fact about the central government. A former CM, who is also a former Union minister, has been detained for months without any charge. And he and his party have been the biggest votaries of India," Yechury said, retweeting a post that had Abdullah's photograph.

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