NC Top Leadership Moves to High Court for release of its 16 party members

NC Top Leadership Moves to High Court for release of its 16 party members

‘The Abdullah’s challenged the detention of its sixteen party members who are under ‘illegal house detention since Aug 5’


Srinagar: On Monday the National Conference party presidentFarooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah filed the habeas corpus petitions, challenging “the unconstitutional and illegal house detention” of its senior prominent leaders as per the party statement.

They have contended that they were being held in “brazen violation” of the constitutional guarantee of right to liberty. According to the writ petitions filed under Article 226 of the Constitution, NC general secretary Ali Mohammed Sagar, provincial president Nasir AslamWani, senior leader Aga Syed Mehmood, party’s chief spokesman Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi, among others, were being detained at their residences illegally and wrongfully without serving them with the grounds for such action.

The petition also read – Adityanath asks officials to ensure sanitation drives in public places during weekend curbs. The leaders have been forcibly restricted to their homes by police personnel stationed outside their premises for the past 11 months. The other leaders who were included in the petition are ShahmeemaFirdous, Abdul Rahim Rather, Mubarak Gul,Irfan Shah, SaifudinBhatShutru, Mohammad Khalil Bandh, Dr Bashir Veeri, Mohammad Shafi Uri, Chaudhary Mohammad Ramzaan, Abdul MajeedLarmi, and Mohammad Shafi.

The party president Dr Farooq Abdullah has filed the habeas corpus petition for the seven party leaders, while his son Omar Abdullah has filed a similar plea for the remaining nine.

The National Conference Spokesperson expressed hope that the legal system will come to the rescue of their colleagues, who have been suffering for no fault ever since the abrogation of provisions of Article 370, Article 35 A of the Constitution on August 5, 2019.

He further said that, “This was the only recourse left to us. We are hopeful that the court will uphold the civil liberties of our colleagues most of whom have not been keeping well.” (Kashmir Glacier)


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