Senior Congress chief Saifuddin Soz’s spouse has approached the Supreme Court docket difficult her husband’s detention for practically 10 months as unconstitutional and unlawful.
Mumtazunnisa Soz, in her petition filed by means of advocate Sunil Fernandes, has alleged the detention to be unconstitutional and unlawful. Soz has been detained at his home located at Shehjar, Humhama Heights, Airport Avenue in Srinagar since August 5, 2019 following the revocation of particular standing of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir underneath Articles 370 and 35A by means of a presidential order adopted by a decision in each homes of the parliament.
The petition claims that until date, the order of detention detailing the explanations has not been equipped to him in a direct violation of the basic rights underneath Article 22(5) in addition to Part 18 of the Jammu and Kashmir Public Security Act, 1978 (PSA).
Soz, an octogenarian has represented parliament from Baramullah constituency on quite a few events since 1983. He served because the Union minister for atmosphere between 1997 and 1999 and as Union minister for water sources from 2006-09.
Together with Soz, different senior leaders of J&Okay, together with former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, are additionally underneath detention. A petition by her daughter Iltija Mufti difficult her detention is already pending earlier than the Supreme Court docket. In April this yr, she was shifted from a subsidiary jail in Srinagar to her Fairview residence.
Beforehand, the detention of former chief ministers of the erstwhile state of J&Okay, Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah was challenged earlier than the Supreme Court docket. Omar’s sister Sara Pilot had approached the apex court docket towards his detention in March this yr. Later that month, Centre launched Omar even because the petition was pending within the court docket. Farooq Abdullah’s detention additionally ended days previous to Omar’s launch. In September 2019, Tamil Nadu politician and MDMK chief Vaiko approached the apex court docket in search of launch of Farooq Abdullah however the matter was later dismissed by Court docket.