P. Chidambaram, Former Union Finance Minister :
The extension of the detention of Ms Mehbooba Mufti under PSA is an abuse of law and an assault on the Constitutional rights guaranteed to every citizen.
How is the 61 year old former chief minister, a protected person under security guard round the clock, a threat to public safety?
She rightly rejected the offer to release her on conditions which any self-respecting political leader would refuse. One of the reasons given for her detention — the colour of her party’s flag — was laughable.
Why should she undertake not to speak against the abrogation of Art 370? Is it not part of the right to free speech?
I am one of the Counsel appearing in a case in the SC challenging the abrogation of Art 370. If I speak against Art 370 — as I must — is that a threat to public safety?
We must collectively raise our voices and demand “FREE MEHBOOBA MUFTI IMMEDIATELY”