Jammu and Kashmir High Court quashes preventive detention of Sajad Gul; says detaining government critics abuse of law

The tendency to detain the critics of government policies, as in the case of the present case, is an abuse of the preventive detention law, the Court said. Gul has been in detention since January 2022.
High Court of Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar
High Court of Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar

The tendency to detain "critics" of the government amounts to an abuse of the law, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court recently observed while quashing the preventive detention of Kashmiri journalist Sajad Ahmad Dar, also known as Sajad Gul [Sajad Ahmad Dar v. Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir].

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