Kafeel Khan detention: top court transfers petition to HC?
The Supreme Court of India has transferred the petition of detained activist Kafeel Khan to the Allahabad High Court. Khan was arrested for allegedly making inflammatory comments at a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Aligarh. The petition seeks his immediate release from jail and his acquittal. The petition also challenges the detention order as being illegal and laments the inhuman treatment meted out to him. The Supreme Court has asked the High Court to decide the petition and dispose it of at the earliest. The court also asked the Uttar Pradesh government to file its response to the petition.