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Kashmiris should have the same rights as citizens of India: Sara Abdullah

PTI
Published : Feb 14, 2020, 5:16 pm IST
Updated : Feb 14, 2020, 5:16 pm IST

Omar Abdullah's sister is challenging his detention under the Public Safety Act

Sara Abdullah Pilot (ANI)
 Sara Abdullah Pilot (ANI)

 

New Delhi: Omar Abdullah’s sister, Sara Abdullah Pilot, said Friday all Kashmiris should have the same rights as other citizens of the country.

Talking to reporters after a Supreme Court hearing on her petition challenging her brother’s detention under the Public Safety Act (PSA), Sara Abdullah Pilot said she wanted an early hearing as it was “a habeas corpus case and the relief would be sooner.”

“We are here because we want all Kashmiris to have the same rights as citizens of India. We are waiting for that day,” she said and did not take any further questions from journalists.

Earlier, the Supreme Court issued a notice to the Jammu & Kashmir administration on Sara Pilot’s plea challenging Abdullah's detention under the Public Safety Act (PSA).

A bench comprising judges Arun Mishra and Indira Banerjee said it would hear the plea on March 2.

The petition, filed on Monday, says the PSA order was “manifestly illegal” and there was no question of Omar Abdullah being a “threat to public order”.

Tags: sara abdullah pilot, omar abdullah sister, public safety act, kashmir citizen
Location: India, Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar