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Medieval Dossiers

Former J&K CMs get a taste of PSA’s draconian absurdities

Medieval Dossiers
Photograph by PTI
Medieval Dossiers
outlookindia.com
2020-02-14T11:58:32+05:30

Once the maximum six months of preventive detention permissible under Section 107 of the Criminal Procedure Code was over, the Public Safety Act was slapped on former J&K CMs Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah to continue their detention. Mehbooba is described as “a hard-headed and scheming person” in the dossier on the grounds of detention under PSA. She is referred to as “daddy’s girl” and “Kota Rani”, who, according to the dossier, rose to power in medieval Kashmir through intrigues and by poisoning her opponents. The dossier also alleges that the genesis and approach of Mehbooba’s party, the People’s ­Democratic Party, which ran the J&K government in coalition with the BJP from 2015 to 2018, have been dubious. It says the party symbol was taken from the erstwhile Muslim United Front and links its green flag to “radical” origins. “Wasn’t the colour of the flag the same when the PDP was in alliance with the BJP?” asks CPI(M) leader Yousuf Tarigami.

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