HC quashes PSA detention of JeI spokesman, two others
Mar 3: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday quashed the detention of
three people including the spokesman of the banned Jamaat-e-Islami under the
Public Safety Act
Zahid Ali, the Jamaat spokesman, the detention of district president of
Bandipora Jamaat-e-Islami Sikander Malik and Samir Wani, an overground worker
of a militant organisation based in Pulwama, were also quashed.
order was passed by Justice Rashi Rabstan.Interestingly, Justice Rabstan in a
similar case of PSA of Kashmir Bar Council president Mian Qayoom had said the
courts were not the right forum to assess preventive detentions and the plea
was sans merit.
law of preventive detention is not invalid because it prescribed no objective
standard for ordering preventive detention and leaves the matter to subjective
satisfaction of the executive,” the court had said in an order last month.