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High Court quashes PSA detention of Dawoodi, Mushtaq Veeri

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The High Court of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh has quashed the detention orders of Moulana Abdul Rashid Dawoodi and Moulana Mushtaq Veeri under the Public Safety Act on Friday afternoon.

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Two separate Bench of Justice Sanjay Dhar and Justice Rajnesh Oswal passed the judgments in the cases of both the Islamic scholars and ordered their release from the jail.

The petitioner Dawoodi has challenged detention order No.65/DMA/PSA/DET/2022 dated 13.09.2022, issued by District Magistrate, Anantnag (for brevity “detaining authority”). In terms of the aforesaid order, Molvi Ab. Rashid Sheikh @ Dawoodi son of Late Ab. Rehman Sheikh resident of BadhooYaripora A/P SofiporaTakiaBehram Shah Anantnag District Anantnag (for short “detenue”) has been placed under preventive detention and lodged in Central Jail, Jammu (Kotbhalwal), in order to prevent him from indulging in the activities which are prejudicial to the maintenance of public order.

In an order, a copy of which lies with Srinagar based news agency Kashmir Dot Com, Court of Justice Sanjay Dhar while allowing the bail application of Dawoodi referenced the judgment of the Apex Court in the case of Rahmatullah Vs. State of Bihar and Ors., 1979 (4) SCC 559, would be relevant. In Para 4 of the aforesaid judgment, the Court observed as under: “The normal rule of law is that when a person commits an offence or a number of offences, he should be prosecuted and punished in accordance with the normal appropriate criminal law; but if he is sought to be detained under any of the preventive detention laws as may often be necessary to prevent further commission of such offences, then the provisions of Article 22(5) must be complied with. Sub-Article (5) of Article 22 reads: When any person is detained in pursuance of an order made under any law providing for preventive detention, the authority making the order shall, as soon as may be, communicate to such person the grounds on which the order has been made and shall afford him the earliest opportunity of making a representation against the order.

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“This Sub-Article provides, inter alia, that the detaining authority shall as soon as may communicate the grounds of detention and shall afford him the earliest opportunity of making a representation against the order. The opportunity of making a representation is not for nothing. The representation, if any, submitted by the detenu is meant for consideration by the Appropriate Authority without any unreasonable delay, as it involves the liberty of a citizen guaranteed by Article 19 of the Constitution. The non-consideration or an unreasonably belated consideration of the representation tantamount to non-compliance of Sub-Article (5) of Article 22 of the Constitution,” the court said as per Kashmir Dot Com.

The further said “From the aforesaid legal position on the subject, it is clear that non-consideration or an unreasonably belated consideration of the representation tantamounts to non-compliance of Article 22(5) of the Constitution, which in turn renders the detention unsustainable in law.”

Viewed thus, the petition is allowed and the impugned order of detention is quashed. The detenue is directed to be released from the preventive custody forthwith provided he is not required in connection with any other case.

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In Molana Veeri Case the court of Justice Rajnesh Oswal while allowing the bail application said “Perusal of the grounds of detention also reveals that the same are vague more particularly in respect of allegations leveled against the petitioner that he was delivering anti national speeches. No date, month and year of the alleged delivering of anti-national speeches have been mentioned in the grounds of detention. Law is well settled that order of preventive detention cannot be issued on vague grounds as it disables the detenue to make effective and purposeful representation against the same. Reliance is placed on judgment of the Supreme court in Jahangirkhan Fazalkhan Pathan V. Police Commissioner, Ahmedabad and another reported as (1989) 3 SCC 590, where in it has been held that the order of detention passed on vague grounds deprives the petitioner of his right to make an effective representation against the order of detention.”

The present petition is allowed and the detention order No. 64/DMA/PSSA/DET/2022 dated 13.09.2022 passed by District Magistrate, Anantnag is quashed, court said, adding that However, taking into consideration the submissions made by learned counsel for the petitioner under instructions from the petitioner in respect of the voluntary offer of the petitioner to submit an undertaking, the petitioner is directed to furnish an undertaking before the District Magistrate concerned that the petitioner will not deliver any hate or anti-national speech on any occasion. The undertaking shall be furnished by the petitioner with in the period of two days after his release from custody and the receipt of the same be furnished before Registrar, Judicial of this court. The petitioner is ordered to be released forthwith, provided he is not required in any other case, the order added. KDC

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Kulgam’s tech prodigy enters Apple’s ‘Hall of Fame’ for discovering critical data vulnerability

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In a remarkable achievement in the world of ethical hacking, a 21-year-old cybersecurity researcher from South Kashmir’s Kulgam district has earned a coveted spot in Apple’s renowned ‘Hall of Fame’ due to his exceptional skills.

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Muneeb Amin Bhat, a resident of Zungalpora, has received recognition from Apple, the renowned American multinational technology company, for his pivotal role in identifying a critical vulnerability within their systems that had the potential to result in a substantial iCloud data breach.

Muneeb disclosed that the vulnerability he discovered exposed sensitive iCloud data, including personal photos, videos, PDF files, and the usernames and email addresses of iCloud users.

Initially, Muneeb stumbled upon data from approximately 50,000 users.

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However, further investigation revealed that this vulnerability posed a risk to a much larger user base.

“This issue wasn’t confined to just those initial 50,000 users; it posed a risk to almost all users, with new user data being compromised daily. I promptly reported this to Apple three months ago, and they acknowledged my findings,” Muneeb explained.

Collaborating closely with Apple, Muneeb delved into the complexity of the vulnerability, examining its potential for exploitation and replication. Following rigorous analysis and testing, Apple released a crucial service update to rectify the issue.

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“After confirming the successful implementation of the fix, Apple has now recognized my contributions by featuring me in their Hall of Fame on their official website, acknowledging my role as a security researcher. They have also mentioned the possibility of a bounty, which is currently under review by their team,” Muneeb said.

In their effort to appreciate those who have played a part in bolstering their security systems in August 2023, Apple published a dedicated page on their official website on September 7, 2023, listing Muneeb and several others from around the world.

This page, titled ‘Apple Web Server Security Acknowledgments,’ serves as a testament to their commitment to cybersecurity.

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Over the years, Muneeb has earned a reputation as a dedicated bug bounty hunter, ethically uncovering vulnerabilities in numerous companies, including industry giants such as Apple, Oracle, Intel, McDonald’s, and USA Bank.

Although initially pursuing a B.Tech degree at SSM College, Muneeb made the bold decision to follow his passion for cybersecurity and subsequently enrolled in BCA through IGNOU. He now has his sights set on the OSCF exam, a highly respected certification in the cybersecurity field.

Muneeb stressed the importance of responsible disclosure of security vulnerabilities, a hallmark of ethical hacking.

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“When I identify these flaws, I promptly report them to the affected organizations, assisting them in securing their systems. In return, I have received numerous Hall of Fame mentions, bounties worth lakhs, and other rewards,” he said.

Furthermore, Muneeb has been actively involved in identifying vulnerabilities in several websites of leading institutions in Kashmir and notifying them through various channels. He expressed concern that the lack of response from these companies (institutions) could make them targets for hackers, emphasizing the need for greater cybersecurity awareness in the valley.

Muneeb, an ethical hacker and cybersecurity researcher, firmly distinguishes between two types of hackers: ethical and unethical. He passionately advocates for the role of ethical hackers in improving cybersecurity while condemning the actions of unethical hackers that tarnish the profession.

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“This fascination with cybersecurity began when I was just in the fourth grade, and over the years, it has evolved into my true passion. I have been fortunate to achieve significant success in this field,” Muneeb stated, highlighting the vast opportunities that cyber security presents in today’s digital era. KNO

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LG awards certificate of achievement to DC Sgr for outstanding leadership in achieving ODF+ model status of the district

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DC Srinagar admires his RDD Team, Sarpanches, BDC and DDC members for stupendous work in attainment of the milestone

The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Monday awarded Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad with Certificate of Achievement for his Exemplary Dedication, Unwavering Commitment & Outstanding Leadership in the pursuit of Swachhata and playing an instrumental role in achieving ODF+ Modal Status under an initiative of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM-2.0).

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The Certificate of Achievement was awarded to Deputy Commissioner Srinagar by the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhawan during a Felicitation Ceremony organized by Rural Development Department to honour the contribution of the Officers and recognise their outstanding capabilities in the pursuit of Cleanliness under an initiative of Swachh Bharat Mission(SBM-2.0) The Deputy Commissioner Srinagar was honoured and given recognition by the J&K Government for encouraging and fostering the environment of cleanliness at different forums under his official capacity.

In this regard, the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar has thanked his RDD Team and members of PRIs for their brilliant work and support to District Administration which has led to attainment of important milestone under SBM-2.0.

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DDC vice chairperson Kupwara visits fire victims in Lolab

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DDC Vice Chairman Kupwara, Haji Farooq Ahmar Mir, visited fire victims in lolab area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

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He extended his heartfelt support and solidarity to the victims of the fire incident and emphasized his commitment to ensuring that they receive comprehensive assistance and relief in their time of need.

In a heartfelt appeal to the LG administration, he underscored the urgency of additional assistance and resources to expedite the rehabilitation process, highlighting the pressing need to ensure that the victims can rebuild their lives and homes with the necessary aid and support in this challenging period of recovery and reconstruction.

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