Govt orders prosecution of 7 Hurriyat affiliates for protesting Masarat Alam’s PSA detention

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Srinagar, June 15: The government has accorded sanction for prosecution seven Hurriyat Conference persons in Hajin Bandipora for protesting in 2015 against the detention under PSA of Massarat Alam, chairman Muslim League.

Masarat Alam has been detained and booked under the PSA following the 2010 unrest that leftover 100 people dead in the Kashmir. On October 30, 2012, Alam was booked under PSA for running the 2010 mass agitation. He was released on March 1, 2015. However, his release sparked political storm after Indian media hyped his release, terming him as a “threat to peace.” Since then he has been booked repeatedly. Recently he was slapped 38 PSA detention order by the government.

According to an order issued by state’s Home Department, on 24 April 2015, Police Station Hajin received information through sources that after offering Friday prayers, some Hurriyat conference affiliated Persons— Assadullah Parray, Showkat Ahmad Hajam alias Hakeem, Mehraj-ud-din Gojree, Abdul Majeed Lone, Masroor Ahmad Rather, Ali Mohammad Dar alias Master and Abdul Hamid Parray alias Gadai have assembled at Bus Stand Hajin to protest against the detention under PSA of Massarat Alam and “provoking the general Public against sovereignty, and integrity of Nation by raising anti-India and pro-Pakistan slogans besides preaching than to support militant organizations.”

It said a case FIR No. 22/2015 U/S 13 UAPA, 1967 was registered at Police station Hajin and the investigation was taken up.

“The Authority appointed by the State Government under sub-section (2) of section 45 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, has independently scrutinized the Case Diary file and all the other relevant documents relating to the case and has come to a definite conclusion that this is a fit case for accord of prosecution sanction against the said accused persons” reads the order according to GNS. Subsequently, the government ordered prosecution against the seven persons for commission of offence punishable under section 13 UAP Act arising out of the FIR (No.22/2015) of Police Station Hajin. (GNS)

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