The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Jammu and Kashmir administration on a plea filed by Sara Abdullah Pilot challenging the detention of her brother , National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah under the Public Safety Act.
A bench, comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Indira Banerjee, said it would hear on March 2 Pilot’s plea challenging Abdullah’s detention. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal appeared for Pilot in the apex court.
Later speaking to ANI Sara Pilot said : We were hopeful that,as this is a habeas corpus case, that the relief would be sooner. But we have full faith in the justice system. We’re here because we want that all Kashmiris should have the same rights as all citizen of India & we’re waiting for that day.
Pilot had approached the top court challenging her brother’s detention under the Public Safety Act, saying the detention order was “manifestly illegal” and there was no question of him being a “threat to the maintenance of public order”.