Pro-militant tweets cited in PSA(Public Safety Act ) file

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  • February 8, 2020
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Pro-militant tweets cited in PSA(Public Safety Act ) file

Part of: GS Prelims –Polity and GS-II- Constitution

In news:

  • Former Chief Minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti has been booked under  Public Safety Act (PSA)

From Prelims Point of View:

  • The Public Safety Act (PSA) of Jammu & Kashmir is an administrative detention law 
  •  Act extends to the whole of Jammu & Kashmir.
  • Allows detention of any individual for up to two years without a trial or charge. 
  • Without a warrant, specific charges, and often for an unspecified period of time.
  • The detaining authority is not required to reveal any facts “which it considers being against the public interest to disclose”. 
  • Detention order under the PSA is issued either by the Divisional Commissioner or District Magistrate.

 “in the case of a person acting in any manner prejudicial to the security of the state”, 

“any person is acting in any manner prejudicial to the maintenance of public order”. 

  • (2012 Amendment ) the detention of a person below the age of 18 was strictly prohibited under this Act. 
  • Produced before the magistrate within 24 hours.
  • The Advisory Board is a non-judicial body established to review detention orders and determine whether there is sufficient cause for detention.

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