PSA detention of 41 lodged in UP jails revoked, total 140

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Srinagar: In a significant development, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday revoked Public Safety Act (PSA) detention orders of forty-one people languishing in different jails of Uttar Pradesh.

Sources in administration of J-K Union Territory disclosed that government this morning revoked PSA detention orders of forty-one people; with this, the number of PSA detention orders revoked in the past one month has reached 140.

On Monday, the government had revoked PSA detention orders of thirty-six  people languishing in different jails of J-K.

Under the Public Safety Act, the government is empowered to revoke detention orders passed by district magistrates.

After abrogation of Article 370 by BJP-led Central government in Augsut 2019, nearly 5,000 people were detained in Kashmir to scuttle protests, and many were shifted outside J-K and lodged in eight jails of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. (KNO)

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