More than 1,300 people are detained since Central government’s Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) bifurcation order since August 5.

In detention are dozens of elected representatives including a member of the Lok Sabha, Farooq Abdullah, who also happens to be a former Chief Minister.

Indefinite preventive detention of people is difficult to justify under any circumstances. Moreover, the government has refused to make any commitment on Mr. Abdullah’s release.

Source: The Hindu

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