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High Court suspended notification against Ammar Ali Jan calling it an unconstitutional attack on civil liberties

High Court suspended notification against Ammar Ali Jan calling it an unconstitutional attack on civil liberties

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What happened: On Tuesday, Chief Justice High Court Lahore suspended a notification against Ammar Ali Jan, calling it an unconstitutional attack on civil liberties.

After the Student Solidarity March, arrest warrants were issued by Punjab Government against activist and academic Ammar Ali Jan. The Punjab Government claimed that Ammar is a “threat to public safety”. 

Warrant was issued by the Punjab Deputy Commissioner to detain Ammar Ali Jan for 30 days. 

Dr. Ammar Ali Jan is a prominent activist, academic and a member of People’s Solidarity Forum in Pakistan. This is not the first time he is being targeted by the Police. In 2019, Dr. Ammar, along with several others, were charged with sedition for organizing and participating in Student Solidarity March whereas the constitution of Pakistan recognizes freedom of assembly, association and speech.

Ammar’s case is adjourned till 17th December but court rules that Ammar Jan can’t be detained in this period. 

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