HC asks UP to reply on detention of Kashmiris

The Allahabad High Court on Friday asked the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government to file their replies on a petition challenging the detention of two Kashmiri youths who were picked up by the Anti-Terrorist Squad of the state police while travelling by train last week.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Allahabad | Published: June 2, 2012 3:54 am

The Allahabad High Court on Friday asked the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government to file their replies on a petition challenging the detention of two Kashmiri youths who were picked up by the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of the state police while travelling by train last week.

A division bench comprising Justice Dharnidhar Jha and Justice Ramesh Sinha directed the Centre and the state to file their counter affidavits within a month and ordered that the matter be listed for further hearing after the court re-opens after summer vacation on July 2.

The order was passed on a habeas corpus petition filed by Tahir Madani,director of Azamgarh-based Jamiatul Falah Madarsa who submitted that two of the seminary’s students,both from Kashmir,were “illegally” detained by an ATS team at Aligarh.

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