The Supreme Court has refused to interfere in the appeal of the Uttar Pradesh government challenging the removal of the sections of the National Security Law (NSA) against Dr. Kafeel Khan. However, the Supreme Court has clarified that the Allahabad High Court order will not affect the detention in criminal cases and will be decided on the basis of merit.
A bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde said, “We see no reason to interfere in the High Court’s decision. But this comment will not affect the hearing of criminal cases.”
After the Supreme Court’s decision, Dr. Kafeel Khan tweeted, “UP government’s petition against my Allahabad High Court order has been canceled by Supreme Court. Allah Venus, Jai Hind Jai India. The bench believes that it is a good decision.” And there’s no reason to interfere with it. “
The Allahabad High Court quashed the decision of Jail to confine Dr. Kafeel Khan under the NSA. To reverse this decision, the Uttar Pradesh government appealed to the Supreme Court. On September 1, the Allahabad High Court had said that the arrest of Kafeel Khan under the NSA is ‘unlawful’. The court ordered the release of Dr. Kafeel Khan immediately. The court said in its judgment, “Dr. Kafeel Khan’s speech was not intended to promote hatred or violence, but was a call for national unity among the people.”
Kafeel Khan was in Mathura jail under the National Security Act (NSA) for the past six months. In December last year, Dr. Kafil Khan had allegedly given a provocative speech against the CAA in Aligarh Muslim University against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
In this case, a case was registered against Kafeel at the Civil Lines Police Station in Aligarh. On 29 January, the UP STF arrested him from Mumbai. On February 10, Dr Kafeel, who was lodged in Mathura jail, got bail, but he could not be released from jail for three days and during this time the Aligarh district administration imposed National Security Act (Rasuka) on him.
Three years ago, Dr Kafeel came into the limelight at BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur after the death of children due to lack of oxygen. Allegedly, he had arranged for it himself in the hospital after lack of oxygen, but later he was dismissed by the state government for irregularities