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The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the Jammu and Kashmir administration on the plea of National Conference leader Omar Abdullah's sister challenging his detention under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act, 1978.

2nd batch of 25 foreign envoys visited Kashmir. Envoys from Canada, Austria, Uzbekistan, Uganda, Slovakia, Netherlands, Namibia, Kyrgyzstan, Bulgaria, Germany, Tajikistan, France, Mexico, Denmark, Italy, Afghanistan, New Zealand, Poland Rwanda & European Union are visiting.

A three-judge Bench of Justice NV Ramana will hear the plea filed by Sara Abdullah Pilot, Omar's sister and wife of Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, who said the order of detention is manifestly illegal and there is no question of him being a "threat to the maintenance of public order".

The Congress leader also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for criticising Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti in Parliament on Thursday and added, "You cannot govern Kashmir like this,"

Both former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers were detained after the government abrogated Article 370 last year.

Masoodi said that everything is "meaningless" as Article 370, 35A and special status are the "primary importance" for the party.

Farooq and his son Omar Abdullah are under preventive detention following the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5.

Farooq and Omar Abdullah and scores of other leaders in the Kashmir Valley had been detained in the wake of abrogation of Article 370 while restrictions were imposed on the movement of prominent party leaders in the Jammu province.

Pakistan has been making repeated unsuccessful efforts to flag Jammu and Kashmir at various international forums and made its pitch at the meet for an investigation by the global body.

The Congress party too had slammed Pakistan saying that Jammu and Kashmir was, is and shall always remain a part of India.