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NPP Supremo files writ petition in SC against J&K PSA, that is ultra virus

Jammu,February 13 (Scoop News)-Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of J&K National Panthers Party and Executive Chairman of State Legal Aid Committee, J&K who is also a Sr. Advocate in the Supreme Court filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court (Dairy No. 5950, titled as Prof.Bhim Singh Vs. Union of India & Others.) challenging J&K Public Safety Act, 1978, which the President of India by demolishing Article 35-A had removed the PSA from the pages of Jammu and Kashmir Constitution. He has described PSA as dead and ultra virus. According to the writ petition filed by Prof.Bhim Singh this afternoon, more than 600 political activists have been detained for more than six months under the draconian and dead Law which had lost its existence the day President of India abrogated Article 35-A from Chapter-III of the Indian Constitution. Prof. Bhim Singh filed writ petition in-person this evening before the Hon’ble Supreme Court with the prayer that;

a). issue appropriate order/direction declaring the J&K Public Safety Act, 1978 as invalid Law which was enacted by Jammu & Kashmir Legislature in 1978 by virtue of the exclusive jurisdiction of J&K under Article 35-A.

b). issue an appropriate writ, order or direction to the respondents particularly the Union of India to direct the respondents namely, the Ministry of Home Affairs to release all the detenus who were detained on or before August 5, 2019 and who have completed more than three months in detention without trial in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir;

c). direct the respondents to provide immediate medical relief/ medical care to all the detenus from Jammu and Kashmir lodged in prisons in J&K or outside the state or lodged in their private houses/government Guest Houses/Private Hotels in J&K with direction to the respondents to provide free legal aid and assistance to all detenus;

d). direct the Union of India and the respondents to grant appropriate compensation to all the detenus who have completed six or more months in illegal detention in J&K/outside J&K under the detention order of J&K Public Safety Act, 1978, which had lost its existence as valid law;

e). direct the respondents to allow any relative, a lawyer to meet any such detenus during their detention in state prisons or in private houses;

f). direct the respondents to restore the statehood to J&K which was declared/established as a State of Jammu and Kashmir in 1846 by the founding Maharaja Gulab Singh and continued as recognized state till 2019;

g). direct the respondents/Union of India to appoint Delimitation Commission in Jammu & Kashmir and hold fresh Assembly election in 2020 after delimitation of the constituencies in J&K so that confidence of the people in democracy, rule of law and Indian Constitution is not shaken by the enemies of peace and rule of law.
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