Court directs police to allow Kashmiri youth languishing in Badharwah jail to appear in Class 12th examination

Srinagar, Sep 22: Court has directed authorities to allow a Sopore detenue to appear in the examination.

Advocate Bashir Ahmed Tak had filed an application in the virtual court of Justice Sanjay Dhar seeking a direction for shifting of detenue from District Jail Bhadarwah to District Jail Baramulla or Central Jail Srinagar, so as to enable the detenue Omar Akbar Mir, resident of Brat Kalan Sopore to appear in Class 12th examination commencing from 22 September (Wednesday).

Advaocat Tak submitted that the detune has to appear in the examination for which the revised date sheet has been issued and in case the detenue is not permitted to appear in the examination, he would lose precious one year of his career.

Advocate Tak said that the Judge Sanjay Dhar maintained that a person under detention can’t be prevented from taking the examination, unless there are pressing circumstances, which may even involve the security of the detenue itself.

“This court directs police to make requisite arrangements to facilitate appearance of the detenue in examination scheduled from 22nd September, 2020,” the court said.

Pertinently, Omar Akbar Mir was detained by police after the abrogation of special status of Jammu and Kashmir last year on charges of stone-pelting.

“Either he will be shifted to Srinagar Central Jail or District Jail Baramulla, where he will be allowed to appear in the examination,” Advocate Tak said. (KNT)

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