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Written by: Staff

Srinagar, Apr 19 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir High Court has quashed the detention of eight people imprisoned under Public Safety Act (PSA).

Justice Bashir Ahmad Kirmani after hearing arguments from both the sides also ordered their immediate release.

Justice Kirmani said prosecution had failed to prove the charges levelled against the detenues.

The detenues, whose detention was quashed, included Shahnawaz Ahmad Shah, Fayaz Ahmad Bhat, Ghulam Muhamamd Lone, Nasir Ahmad Shah, Showkat Ahmad Malik and Javid Ahmad Ganaie.

In another case, Justice Hakim Imtiaz Hussain quashed the PSA case against Muhammad Yousuf Shah and Ghulam Hassan Dhobi and ordered their immediate release.

Meanwhile, the separatist organisations, including breakaway Hurriyat Conference (HC) and Jammu and Kashmir Jamaat-e-Islami have alleged that despite court orders the authorities were not releasing the detenues.

They further said that hundreds of Kashmiri youths are languishing in various jails in and outside the state for years without any trail.

The Kashmir Bar Association have also expressed concern over the undue delay of presenting detenues before courts on due dates of their hearing.

The KBA accused that authorities were also delaying the release of youths who had already completed their jail term.

It also expressed concern over the condition of detenues in jails.


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