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Kafeel Khan detention: top court transfers petition to HC?

The Supreme Court recently transferred a petition on the detention of anti-CAA activist Kafeel Khan to the Allahabad High Court. Khan has been in preventive detention since January 29th and his family has stated that his arrest is politically motivated. The petition filed by Khan's brother requested the court to restrain the Uttar Pradesh government from illegally detaining him and to direct the authorities to release him. The Supreme Court has now directed the High Court to take up the matter and decide it on its merits. Khan's family is hoping that the High Court will grant them justice and set him free. The case has received significant public attention and has sparked widespread debate on the CAA, the right to protest, and the right to legal relief.