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Omar Abdullah's sister moves SC challenging his detention under PSA, says purpose of arrest to 'muzzle' Opposition
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Omar Abdullah's sister moves SC challenging his detention under PSA, says purpose of arrest to 'muzzle' Opposition

While former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah was booked under the PSA in September, 2019, two other former chief ministers, Omar Abdullah and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti, were booked under the stringent law on 6 February. In December 2019, Farooq's detention was extended for three more months.

PSA has been used over the decades in Kashmir as a quick-fix, but longterm damage on the republic will be serious
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PSA has been used over the decades in Kashmir as a quick-fix, but longterm damage on the republic will be serious

As Indians debate the incarceration of three former chief ministers under the PSA — Sheikh Abdullah's son, Farooq Abdullah; grandson, Omar Abdullah; their dogged opponent, Mehbooba Mufti— it's critical to understand the PSA isn't significant just for its constitutional perversions

Omar's 'considerable influence' over public, Mehbooba's 'support to separatists' reasons for detention under PSA: Police dossier
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Omar's 'considerable influence' over public, Mehbooba's 'support to separatists' reasons for detention under PSA: Police dossier

The 49-year-old Omar and the 60-year-old Mehbooba Mufti, who had been under preventive detention since 5 August last year, were booked under the PSA on 6 February

After former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, PDP leader Naeem Akhtar booked under PSA
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After former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, PDP leader Naeem Akhtar booked under PSA

Naeem 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.

The paradise India is constructing in Kashmir looks a lot like a prison, seems to be a throwback to 1951
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The paradise India is constructing in Kashmir looks a lot like a prison, seems to be a throwback to 1951

Kashmir's long and tragic history as a site for experiments in utopianism ought to inform our understanding of the bizarre spectacle of two former chief ministers being arrested under the Public Safety Act

Four J&K leaders, including Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah, in detention since August booked under PSA
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Four J&K leaders, including Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah, in detention since August booked under PSA

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah and two other leaders from the Valley were booked under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) by the administration on Thursday, officials said.

Jammu and Kashmir leaders Sajjad Lone and Waheed Parra released from preventive detention, placed under house arrest, say reports
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Jammu and Kashmir leaders Sajjad Lone and Waheed Parra released from preventive detention, placed under house arrest, say reports

These leaders were part of preventive detention of mainstream politicians, activists and trade leaders carried out after 5 August 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.

Four J&K politicians released from preventive custody, say officials; three belong to National Conference, one from PDP
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Four J&K politicians released from preventive custody, say officials; three belong to National Conference, one from PDP

The released Jammu and Kashmir politicians are: Abdul Majeed Bhat Larni, Ghulam Nabi Bhat and Dr Mohammed Shafi (all National Conference) and Mohammed Yusuf Bhat of the PDP.

Ex-J&K CM Omar Abdullah likely to be shifted to house near official residence 163 days after being taken into preventive custody
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Ex-J&K CM Omar Abdullah likely to be shifted to house near official residence 163 days after being taken into preventive custody

Former chief minister of erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah will be shifted to a house near his official residence, 163 days after he was taken into preventive custody following abrogation of Article 370 provisions, officials said on Wednesday.

Mehbooba Mufti's 'provocative' statements resulted in downgrading of J&K into UTs, claims PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig
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Mehbooba Mufti's 'provocative' statements resulted in downgrading of J&K into UTs, claims PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig

Muzaffar Hussain Baig, a former deputy chief minister, met reporters here on a day when envoys from 15 countries were in the newly carved out union territory, and it was the first interaction by any PDP leader with mediapersons since 5 August

Jammu and Kashmir visit by foreign envoys not a guided tour, Congress' criticism is unfounded, says External Affairs Ministry
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Jammu and Kashmir visit by foreign envoys not a guided tour, Congress' criticism is unfounded, says External Affairs Ministry

Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said a similar visit to Kashmir can be organised in future including by EU envoys.

Envoys from 16 nations, including US, on two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir starting today; will meet L-G GC Murmu, civil society members
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Envoys from 16 nations, including US, on two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir starting today; will meet L-G GC Murmu, civil society members

This will be the second visit of a foreign delegation to Jammu and Kashmir since the Centre's move to revoke the state's special status and bifurcated it into two Union territories, Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir.

Former J&K MLAs submit 15-point memorandum to LG GC Murmu, demand release of detainees, withdrawal of cases against youth
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Former J&K MLAs submit 15-point memorandum to LG GC Murmu, demand release of detainees, withdrawal of cases against youth

Eight former legislators led by Syed Altaf Bukhari on Tuesday became the first group of mainstream politicians from J&K to open the channels of communication with the office of Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu and making a slew of demands including restoration of statehood

Centre never termed ex-CMs of Jammu and Kashmir 'anti-national', it's UT admin's decision to release them, says Amit Shah
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Centre never termed ex-CMs of Jammu and Kashmir 'anti-national', it's UT admin's decision to release them, says Amit Shah

No one in the government has ever called the three detained former chief ministers of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir 'anti-national', Home Minister Amit Shah has said, adding that a decision on their release will be taken by the administration of the union territory

Iltija Mufti detained at her residence in Srinagar; PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti's daughter stopped while trying to visit grandfather's grave
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Iltija Mufti detained at her residence in Srinagar; PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti's daughter stopped while trying to visit grandfather's grave

Iltija Mufti has been vocal in her criticism of the abrogation of Article 370 and the subsequent restrictions imposed in Kashmir.

Five Kashmiri politicians, under detention since abrogation of Article 370 on 5 August, released by J&K administration
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Five Kashmiri politicians, under detention since abrogation of Article 370 on 5 August, released by J&K administration

The five leaders released belonged to the National Conference, the PDP and the Congress, who were kept under preventive detention, officials said.

Farooq Abdullah's detention extended by three months under Public Safety Act; ex-Jammu and Kashmir CM to remain at residence, say officials
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Farooq Abdullah's detention extended by three months under Public Safety Act; ex-Jammu and Kashmir CM to remain at residence, say officials

The case of Farooq Abdullah, also a five-term parliamentarian, was reviewed by the advisory board of the Home Department of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir which recommended extension of his detention under the PSA, they said.

Land integration isn't enough, government must emotionally integrate Kashmiris, says Mehbooba's daughter Iltija Mufti
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Land integration isn't enough, government must emotionally integrate Kashmiris, says Mehbooba's daughter Iltija Mufti

Speaking over the phone from Chennai where she lives with her aunt Rubiya Sayeed, Iltija said that she feels suffocated when she visits Kashmir

In Parliament's Winter Session, Opposition terms Farooq Abdullah's detention illegal, demands former J&K chief minister be allowed to attend House
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In Parliament's Winter Session, Opposition terms Farooq Abdullah's detention illegal, demands former J&K chief minister be allowed to attend House

Opposition leaders in the Winter Session of Parliament also raised the issue of MPs not being allowed to visit Jammu and Kashmir after abrogation of its special status, whereas parliamentarians from Europe have been taken to the state