Srinagar: The detention order of Senior Advocate Mian Abdul Qayoom will not be extended beyond the date of its expiry, i.e. 6th August, 2020.
The Central Government informed the Supreme Court (SC) that it is in no mood to extend Mian Qayoom’s detention.
Today, the SG submitted to the Court that Petitioner’s detention under the PSA would not be extended beyond 6th August, when it is due to expire.
In response to this, Dave and Grover argued that the Petitioner should be released immediately as every single day of his continued detention was an unconstitutional curtailment of his fundamental rights under Article 21.
The petition, filed by Advocate-on-Record Aakarsh Kamra on behalf of Qayoom, states that the Petitioner is “Senior Advocate with more than 40 years’ standing at the Bar, having served as President of the J&K High Court Bar Association for many terms, including from 2014 till the present”.
The order of the Respondents had been challenged by Qayoom before the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, which had been dismissed on 07.02.2020. Subsequently, an appeal filed before the HC was also dismissed on 28.05.2020.