Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Wednesday quashed Public Safety Act against Dukhataran-e-Millat (DeM) chairperson, Asiya Andrabi, and her aide Fehmeeda Sofi.
A single bench of M K Hanjura while quashing Asiya’s PSA detention observed that life and liberty of the citizens of the state are of paramount importance.
Both Andrabi and Sofi were admitted to hospitals Srinagar soon after, as their health has deteriorated while in Jammu’s Amphala jail, DeM secretary general Nahida Nasreen told Kashmir Reader.
“Asiya Baji was shifted from jail and admitted to Chest Disease hospital Srinagar after the judge saw her condition in the court room, where Sofi fell unconscious,” Nasreen told Kashmir Reader. “Sofi has since been admitted to SMHS Hospital for medical examination and treatment. She has become weak.”
Asiya and Sofi were brought to Srinagar this morning from Rambagh police station, where they spent a night after being brought from Jammu for court hearing.
“They were presented before the judge separately. The judge directed the police to ensure medical treatment for Asiya and Sofi,” Nasreen informed.
She added that the court also quashed the PSA detention of both Asiya and Sofi.
“We had pleaded before the court that Asiya and Sofi be shifted to Srinagar, but the government did not accept it,” Nasreen said. “No medical treatment was given to them in Amphala jail.”
Asiya is a mother of two and her husband is in jail for the past 24 years.