Srinagar, April 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has issued notice to the authorities asking them to file an affidavit to a petition challenging the slapping of draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) on religious scholar and Vice President of Jamiat Ahle Hadith, Maulana Mushtaq Ahmed Veeri.

The petition was moved by the father of Mushtaq Veeri through his counsel Shafqat Nazir, who submitted before the court that PSA had been slapped on Mushtaq Veeri without following the law.

Justice Rashid Ali Dar issued notice to the authorities through Principal Secretary, Home Department, the District Magistrate Islamabad, the Senior Superintendent of Police Islamabad, and the Superintendent of District Jail Kathua, in Jammu.

Advocate Nazir pleaded that the order of detention under PSA passed by the District Magistrate Islamabad and the order passed by the local regime be overturned immediately as the detaining authority had failed to show any concrete grounds against the detainee.

The counsel also informed the court that the detainee was a religious preacher and Jamiat Ahle Hadith to which he belonged was not a banned organization.


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