An IPS officer from the 1965 batch, Dulat earlier served as special director in Intelligence Bureau (IB) and is regarded as one of India’s leading experts on Kashmir. He recently authored the book Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years.
While Syed A Shah Geelani was seen as a “hardliner”, Mirwaiz, Shabir Shah, Abdul Ghani Bhat and Bilal Lone had “moderate” views for which they faced threats from the militants, said a senior government official.
In September 2016, the Supreme Court had reiterated that a larger bench had already provided necessary safeguards that should be followed by all authorities, and “every magistrate is bound by what we said in the Kedar Nath (case)”.
Assam has been under AFSPA since 1990. While the Union Home Ministry claims that the security situation in Assam has improved, the Sarbananda Sonowal government has declared the entire state as a disturbed area.
The move comes two days after Banerjee ended her three-day dharna in Kolkata against the recent attempt of CBI officials to raid Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar’s residence in connection with a chit fund case probe.
The MHA said that as per information received, Kumar sat on dharna with Mamata Banerjee along with some police officers at the Metro Channel in Kolkata, which is prima facie in contravention of the extant provisions of the AIS (Conduct) Rules, 1968, and AIS (Discipline & Appeal) Rules, 1969.
After the 2012 Delhi gangrape, a petition filed in the Supreme Court sought appropriate measures for ensuring the safety of women at public places and suggesting that the FIRs of sexual assault cases should not be placed in the public domain.