SC notice to Govt on detention of Pak 1965-war prisoners
New Delhi/Jammu, November 01 (Scoop News)-A Division Bench of the Supreme Court of India comprising JJ. P. Sathasivam and Jasti Chelameswar issued notice to the Union of India and to the Govt. of J&K returnable within four weeks on a writ petition filed by the State Legal Aid Committee headed by Prof. Bhim Singh seeking release of four ‘war-prisoners’ from POK since 1965 who according to the affidavits filed by the relatives of the respective prisoners by the Govt. of J&K. The prisoners have been named as
1). Sakhi Mohd. son of Lal Deen, of District Poonch (POK), 2). Bagga Khan, of Distt. Poonch (POK), 3). Barkat Hussain, son of Syed Mohd. of Distt. Poonch (POK) and 4). Alam Sabbir son of Bagga, of Distt. Poonch (POK). The relatives of the alleged detenus from POK who were stated to be detained by the authorities in Poonch sector in 1965 when
Prof. Bhim Singh appeared for the prisoners in response to the request made from Poonch sector of POK by the close-relatives of the said prisoners of war. In his submission, Prof. Bhim Singh submitted that India being the largest democracy in the world has a most unique provision in its Constitution as defined in Article 21 that no person shall be deprived of his/her right to life or liberty without procedure established by law. He submitted that in case the petitioners are in the custody of J&K government, they deserve to be released and sent back to their place of residence in POK which is under the illegal control of
Prof. Bhim Singh was assisted by Satish Vig, B.S. Billowria, Mrs. Ritu Puri, Gaurav Kumar Bansal, Pratap Singh, Advocates.
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