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Mehbooba Mufti likely to be released from preventive detention today

Last updated on March 26, 2020

Former J&Ok Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti is likely to be released from preventive detention today, on March 25, 2020. The PDP chief will be released after nearly eight months of preventive detention below the Public Safety Act (PSA).

Mufti was positioned below detention on August 5, 2019 when Article 370 was revoked in Jammu and Kashmir, withdrawing its particular standing. Two different former J&Ok Chief Ministers- Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah have been additionally positioned below preventive detention together with Mufti.

Farooq Abdullah’s preventive detention order was revoked by the Jammu and Kashmir administration on March 5, 2020, whereas Omar Abdullah was released on March 24, 2020. After his launch, 

Omar Abdullah urged the federal government to launch different politicians as properly together with Mehbooba Mufti saying that it’s merciless to proceed to detain Mehbooba Mufti and others at a time like this. 

According to sources, Mehbooba Mufti’s PSA detention order is likely to be revoked by Jammu and Kashmir’s Home Department today. The political chief is predicted to be released after the order is revoked and all of the associated formalities are accomplished. 

What is Public Safety Act (PSA)?

The Public Safety Act of Jammu and Kashmir is a preventive detention regulation, below which an individual can be taken into custody to forestall them from harming the safety of the state and for upkeep of the general public order. 

The Public Safety Act solely applies to Jammu and Kashmir. It is comparable to the National Security Act, which is utilized by all Indian states for preventive detention. 

The Public Safety Act was launched in 1978 by the then J&Ok Chief Minister Sheikh Abdullah to cease the smuggling of timber. He later used it in opposition to his political rivals. 

The act was one of many legal guidelines that was retained below the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act of 2019 after withdrawal of Article 370 within the state. 

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