The apex court has stated that India cannot have one legal system for the rich and one for small men. Even though a large number of Indians is in preventive detention, the judiciary seems powerless to change the overall structures of power.
The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Manipur government to release activist Leichombam Erendro, who was detained under the National Security Act (NSA), allegedly over a Facebook post related to the death of state BJP chief S Tikendra Singh, who succumbed to Covid-19.
The counsel for the respondents contended that the detention order was passed after due application of mind and that the detaining authority was aware of the fact that the petitioner was in custody and that provisions of Section 3(5) of the Act have been duly complied with.
The Allahabad High Court today dropped charges filed against Dr Kafeel Khan under National Security Act and ordered his immediate release. Dr Kafeel Khan has been incarcerated in Mathura jail for the last six months.
The Allahabad High Court has adjourned hearing on a Habeas Corpus plea filed by Nuzhat Perween mother of Dr. Kafeel Ahmad Khan challenging his detention under Section 3(2) of the National Security Act, 1980.