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Detention cannot be forever, some middle ground should be explored : SC on Mehbooba Mufti’s house arrest

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration to respond to Iltija Mufti’s amended plea challenging the detention of her mother, Mehbooba Mufti under the J-K Public Safety Act, saying detention cannot be forever and “some via media” should be explored.

A bench of justices S K Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy said that the former Chief Minister should place a request to the authorities for attending party meetings.

The apex court permitted Iltija and her uncle to meet the PDP leader in detention.

Ms. Mehbooba, was put under detention on the eve of abrogation of special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 on 5 August last year.


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