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Under police surveillance, students and principal of Kashmir's Siraj-ul-Uloom feel their school is being targeted
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Under police surveillance, students and principal of Kashmir's Siraj-ul-Uloom feel their school is being targeted

Siraj-ul-Uloom Educational Institute is located in Hillow village, a nondescript village of apple orchards, in the Imam Sahib area of Shopian district of south Kashmir

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti released after over a year in detention, demands other prisoners from J&K be set free
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PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti released after over a year in detention, demands other prisoners from J&K be set free

Mehbooba Mufti was arrested along with other leaders hours ahead of the Centre bifurcating the state into two union territories and abrogating Article 370 in August 2019

In J&K, mainstream politicos keep mum on restoration of Article 370 as critics carp, followers fume
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In J&K, mainstream politicos keep mum on restoration of Article 370 as critics carp, followers fume

Of the recently released mainstream Jammu and Kashmir leaders, none has publicly called for restoring Article 370. Their silence has not gone unnoticed.

Jammu and Kashmir administration revokes stringent PSA against Shah Faesal, two PDP leaders
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Jammu and Kashmir administration revokes stringent PSA against Shah Faesal, two PDP leaders

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday revoked the controversial Public Safety Act (PSA) against former IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal and two PDP members

'Cruel and retrograde,' says Omar Abdullah after J&K administration extends detention of Mehbooba Mufti, two others under PSA by three months
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'Cruel and retrograde,' says Omar Abdullah after J&K administration extends detention of Mehbooba Mufti, two others under PSA by three months

Omar Abdullah slammed the Centre on Tuesday after the Jammu and Kashmir administration extended the detention of former chief minister and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti by another three months

In Bareilly jail, I was the guardian of all Kashmiris, says journalist Qazi Shibli after 9 months of detention under PSA
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In Bareilly jail, I was the guardian of all Kashmiris, says journalist Qazi Shibli after 9 months of detention under PSA

On 25 April, Qazi Shibli, a south Kashmir-based journalist and editor, returned home after nine month in a prison in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly

Omar Abdullah demands Mehbooba Mufti be set free, says 'shifting her home while keeping her under detention is cop out'
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Omar Abdullah demands Mehbooba Mufti be set free, says 'shifting her home while keeping her under detention is cop out'

Mehbooba, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, who has been detained under the Public Safety Act, was shifted from a make-shift jail to her 'Fairview' residence on Gupkar road here on Tuesday

Omar Abdullah,  after release from detention, urges Centre to free political detainees, restore high-speed internet in wake of coronavirus outbreak
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Omar Abdullah, after release from detention, urges Centre to free political detainees, restore high-speed internet in wake of coronavirus outbreak

Omar Abdullah's release order was issued after charges under the Public Safety Act (PSA), slapped on him in February, were revoked

'Despotism, arbitrariness' constitute rule of law in Jammu and Kashmir, says P Chidambaram after UT releases Farooq Abdullah from detention
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'Despotism, arbitrariness' constitute rule of law in Jammu and Kashmir, says P Chidambaram after UT releases Farooq Abdullah from detention

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday hit out at the Modi government for keeping former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah under detention for seven months, alleging that "despotism and arbitrariness" constitute the rule of law in the Union Territory

Supreme Court to hear plea against Omar Abdullah’s detention under Public Safety Act on 5 March
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Supreme Court to hear plea against Omar Abdullah’s detention under Public Safety Act on 5 March

Supreme Court said it would hear on 5 March a plea filed by Sara Abdullah Pilot challenging the detention of her brother and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah under the Public Safety Act

Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement leader Shah Faesal detained under stringent Public Safety Act
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Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement leader Shah Faesal detained under stringent Public Safety Act

Former civil servant and chief of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples' Movement (JKPM) Shah Faesal has been booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA) that allows detention without trial for up to three months and multiple extensions

Omar Abdullah's detention case: SC sends notice to Jammu and Kashmir admin on sister's plea challenging PSA charges
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Omar Abdullah's detention case: SC sends notice to Jammu and Kashmir admin on sister's plea challenging PSA charges

The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday on a plea filed by Sara Abdullah Pilot challenging the detention of her brother and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah under the Public Safety Act

PSA dossiers used to incarcerate Jammu and Kashmir’s politicians: Their sepia text comes through in Technicolor absurdity
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PSA dossiers used to incarcerate Jammu and Kashmir’s politicians: Their sepia text comes through in Technicolor absurdity

Among the reasons given for detaining former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti under the stringent PSA are Abdullah's "considerable influence" over "gullible" masses, including the ability to attract voters to polling booths despite calls for boycott and Mufti's image among people as a "daddy's girl".

PSA against Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti smacks of muddled thinking; reasons cited by Centre constitute theatre of absurd
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PSA against Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti smacks of muddled thinking; reasons cited by Centre constitute theatre of absurd

The slapping of PSA was, in itself, an admission on the government’s part that it has no legitimate reason to keep the Abdullahs and Mufti behind detention.

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

157 days since abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, families struggle as kin languish in faraway jails
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157 days since abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, families struggle as kin languish in faraway jails

After scrapping Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir on 5 August last year, the Central government launched a massive crackdown in the region detaining people including mainstream and separatist leaders — many of whom continue to be incarcerated in different jails far from their homes

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

Kashmir PSA detainee Ghulam Mohammed Bhat dies in UP jail: 'They told me you have to just bring him back home,' says 32-year-old son
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Kashmir PSA detainee Ghulam Mohammed Bhat dies in UP jail: 'They told me you have to just bring him back home,' says 32-year-old son

Ghulam Mohammed Bhat died 16,000 kilometres away from his home in Naini Central Prison. Bhat, who was frail when jailed, was among 20 Kashmiri prisoners brought to Naini prison from Anantnag. They had been detained under the stringent PSA immediately after the Centre scrapped the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

65-year-old Jammu and Kashmir resident Ghulam Mohammed Bhat, jailed under Public Safety Act, dies in Allahabad jail
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65-year-old Jammu and Kashmir resident Ghulam Mohammed Bhat, jailed under Public Safety Act, dies in Allahabad jail

A 65-year-old detenu, a member of the banned Jamaat-I-Islamia, booked under the stringent Public Safety Act and sent outside Jammu and Kashmir has died in a jail at Allahabad