Former Union Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday took a dig at the dossiers prepared for applying the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) against former Jammu and kashmir Chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, saying whoever drafted those documents deserved to be sacked and sent to law school.
Taking to social networking site Twitter, P Chidambaram wrote: “Whoever drafted the grounds of detention of Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti deserves to be sacked — and sent to law school.”
Whoever drafted the grounds of detention of Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti deserves to be sacked — and sent to law school.
— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) February 10, 2020
His attack came after Omar Abdullah’s “considerable influence” over people, including the ability to attract voters to polling booths despite poll boycott calls and the potential for channelling energies of public for any cause, was cited in support of his detention under the stringent PSA.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti has been accused of working with separatists, making anti-national statements and extending support to organisations such as the Jamaat-e-Islamia, which has been banned under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
In a six-page government dossier, Mehbooba Mufti was also referred to in the report as being called by the masses as ‘Daddy’s girl’ and ‘Kota Rani’.
The former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have been in preventive custody since August 5, when the government announced the end of special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and bifurcated the state into two union territories.