Omar poses threat, SC told

Omar poses threat, SC told


The Jammu and Kashmir administration has told the Supreme Court that its former Omar Abdullah's detention for over 7 months is justified as he continues to be a threat to public order.

The J&K administration told the court that the court cannot review the detention of Omar Abdullah. The Supreme Court bench of Mr. Justices Arun Mishra and Indira Banerjee was hearing a plea filed by Omar Abdullah's sister Sara Abdullah Pilot challenging the detention of her brother and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah under the Public Safety Act (PSA).

Solicitor General,Mr. Tushar Mehta, filed the response on behalf of the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Pilot's plea before a bench. The J&K administration defended the prolonged detention of Omar Abdullah saying the action was a result of the leader's 'live and proximate link' to past events.

'Geographical proximity of J&K and Ladakh to Islamic republic of Pakistan is also a factor,' said the Jammu and Kashmir administration while defending the detention.

Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti and Farooq Abdullah, along with scores of Kashmiri leaders were detained in August ahead of the government's move to abrogate Article 370 on August 5.