Plea challenges Varun’s detention under NSA

March 31st, 2009 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi’s detention under the National Security Act (NSA) has been challenged in a public interest litigation (PIL) filed Tuesday at the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court.
The PIL of Lucknow-based senior lawyer S.C. Srivastava pleads for immediate relief of the young BJP leader.

Srivastava in the petition said that the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) government of Uttar Pradesh violated various articles of the constitution in invoking the stringent NSA.

The PIL has asked how could Varun Gandhi be a threat to the nation considering that he comes from the family of freedom fighters.

The PIL will come up for hearing Thursday.

The Mayawati government late Sunday invoked the NSA against Varun Gandhi, the BJP nominee for the Pilibhit seat, for his reported hate speeches and mob violence during his arrest Saturday.

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