Public Safety Act (PSA)

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Cancer patient held under PSA: cops cite ‘threat’, kin ask how

The police dossier on Parvaiz Ahmad Palla, 33, from Matibugh village in Kulgam, calls him a “threat to safety and security of general public and sovereignty of the nation”.

Relatives say two minors detained under PSA, J&K HC for probe, reply

The Srinagar wing of J&K High Court has ordered its own inquiry into a habeas corpus petition filed by a relative of a detainee who claims he is a 14-year-old boy and has been detained under the stringent Public Safety Act.

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PSA against Farooq Abdullah: J&K dossier has 27 charges, 3 FIRs, his quotes from 3 years ago

Abdullah, also a three-term Chief Minister of J&K, was already under detention at his Gupkar Road residence when the PSA order was issued against him by the Srinagar District Magistrate on September 14. His home was declared a subsidiary jail.

Under wraps so far: 252 habeas corpus pleas in J&K High Court since August 5

Little urgency has been shown by the High Court — each case is either in the stage of admission or has been listed for orders

Farooq Abdullah has 'tremendous potential' to create public disorder: PSA order

The 81-year-old Lok Sabha MP from Srinagar, under detention since August 5 when the Centre revoked the state's special status, has also been accused of making speeches glorifying terrorists and separatists.

How PSA Board has become a rubber stamp — OKs almost all detention orders

The PSA Advisory Board is meant to act as a check and balance on the government’s use of this stringent law and that’s why the judiciary was made part of its appointment exercise. Ironically, it was PDP-BJP govt that cut judiciary out of the process.

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Farooq Abdullah spends first day after detention under PSA meeting daughter and sister, reading newspapers

The National Conference president has been booked under the 'public order' provision of the PSA, under which a person can be kept in jail for six months without a trial, the officials said.

Explained: What is Jammu and Kashmir’s Public Safety Act?

The PSA, under which former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has been detained, allows for detention for two years without trial. How is the stringent Act enforced, and what are the options for appeal?

Pulwama to Aug 5: Jammu and Kashmir HC indicted Govt for PSA arrests — in 80% cases

An analysis of the 39 orders quashing the detentions reveals a telling pattern that the Abdullah order will be tested against if and when there is a legal challenge

Express daily briefing: J&K HC indicts Government for PSA arrests; impact of Saudi oil attack; and more

From J&K High Court indicting government for PSA arrests to impact of Saudi oil attack on India and world economies, here are top news of Tuesday morning.

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