Why have you failed to reply on Kashmir detentions, lockdown: SC to Centre, J&K govt


The Supreme Court on Wednesday came down heavily on the central and Jammu and Kashmir government and asked why they have failed to file replies in matters related to the alleged lockdown in Kashmir and curtailment of civil liberties.

Hearing a bunch of petitions, the Supreme Court asked the J&K government why it has not filed affidavit in response to the plea of Asifa Mubeen who has challenged the detention of her husband-who is an NRI—saying the matter pertains to liberty of an individual.

In response, the J&K government said the affidavit will be filed “within five minutes”.

Solicitor General of India told the court that the delay is because too many interveners have come up on the issue. “I’m surrounded by interveners,” he said.

Pulling up the central government, the Supreme Court asked why it has failed to file its orders passed on detentions in Kashmir.

Senior advocate Huzefa Ahmadi, appearing for the affected parties, said if they (the government) don’t want to show the orders to the petitioners, they should at least show them to the court. “They have to justify every detention made in Kashmir,” he said.

Source By Indiatoday


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