Plea in Jammu & Kashmir High Court claims Section 18 of Public Safety Act unconstitutional after scrapping of Article 370; HC seeks govt response
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Plea in Jammu & Kashmir High Court claims Section 18 of Public Safety Act unconstitutional after scrapping of Article 370; HC seeks govt response

The plea by a lawyer, Mustafa MH contended that after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution, Section 18 is hit by Article 22(7) of the Constitution which hitherto did not apply to J&K.

A public interest litigation (PIL) petition has been filed before the Jammu & Kashmir High Court challenging the constitutional validity of Section 18 of Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act of 1978 which prescribes the maximum period of preventive detention allowed under the Act (Mustafa MH v. Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir).

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