Srinagar: Muslim League (ML) Jammu Kashmir has condemned the slapping of 37th Public Safety Act (PSA) on its chairman Masrat Alam Bhat and his shifting to Hiranagar, Jail, Jammu.
Muslim League Spokesman, Sajad Ayoubi, said, “The court, while quashing the 35th PSA order against Masrat Alam on 26.10.17 had directed the authorities to release him immediately. But instead of releasing, he was rearrested in connection with a frivolous FIR of 2015 lodged against him in Handwara and slapped 36th PSA which stands invalid now as its has expired as per duration. Now again he has been rearrested in connection with and FIR lodged against him in Baramulla and slapped with another PSA on him,” said ML spokesman, Sajjad Ayoubi, in a statement.
He said that it is because authorities are afraid of Masrat Alam’s popularity and political perspicacity.
Ayoubi said that honor of judiciary is at stake & even its authorities notice that fundamental rights of a person are denied and trampled, however act as mute spectator and no Suo moto action is initiated against erring authorities. Judiciary is not free from political influence, and this is the reason that they feel helpless to act or take steps to check this.
Blaming police officers for disregarding & overlooking court orders & repeatedly slapping PSA on Masarat Alam, S Ayoubi, said that for wrongdoings, they should be prosecuted under contempt proceedings.
Strongly criticizing administration, judiciary and police for this unfair approach against Masarat Alam, Sajad Ayoubi said that though they are equally responsible for this lawlessness.
He said that district administration act as mere rubber stamps. Although it is within their jurisdiction to look and confirm the validity of grounds, He said, however follow police authorities and sign these dossiers without applying their wisdom.
It is pity that despite being highly qualified, their conscience are dead & they just for the sake of privileges and service benefits, ignore these unjust procedures against detainees.
He said that they all are puppets and follow agencies in Delhi. It is sheer state sponsored terrorism.
Ayoubi expressed his solidarity and sympathy with Masarat’s family. Ayoubi said that it is a law of nature that sooner or later the tyrant & arrogant forces shall have to pay and perish.
(With inputs from KNS)