In occupied Kashmir, an 80-year-old man from Sopore continues to remain jailed despite the High Court directing his release after quashing his Illegal detention under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA).
A bench of Justice M K Hanjura directed the authorities to release Muhammad Yousuf Sheikh of Iqbal Nagar, Sopore, after quashing his PSA detention. This is for the third time that the court has quashed his detention.
Interestingly, the different benches that quashed the three PSA detention orders against Muhammad Yousuf Sheikh held that it was illegal to book him on the same grounds under which he was booked earlier. But the grounds of detention were repeated by the authorities.—KMS