HC directs police to allow youth from Sopore jailed in Bhaderwah to appear in examination

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed authorities in JK to allow a detained youth from north Kashmir’s Sopore area, to appear in the examination.

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

Advocate 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 told a local news agency KNT 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 the appearance of the detenue in examination scheduled from 22nd September 2020,” the court said.

Pertinently, Mir was detained by police after the abrogation of the 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 told the news agency.


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