J&K: Mehbooba Mufti’s detention an abuse of law, against the Constitution, says Chidambaram - ToP NewS

J&K: Mehbooba Mufti’s detention an abuse of law, against the Constitution, says Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday said the detention of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was an abuse of law. Mufti’s detention under the Public Safety Act was on Friday extended by three more months.

Mufti is the only mainstream political leader of Jammu and Kashmir who remains detained under the stringent law. She has been in detention for nearly a year since the Centre scrapped Article 370 of the Constitution on August 5 to abrogate the region’s special status, and split it into the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

In a series of tweets, Chidambaram said her detention was an assault on the Constitutional rights guaranteed to every citizen. He asked how a 61-year-old former chief minister, a protected person who is “under security guard round the clock”, could be a threat to public safety.

The stringent Public Safety Act has two sections – public order and threat to the security of the state. The former allows the accused to be detained without a trial for three months, a...

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