June 2018 News

'Alam Brought To Srinagar For Hearing, Shifted Back To Jammu Jail'

23 June 2018
Kashmir Observer

Srinagar: The incarcerated chairman of Muslim League Jam­mu and Kashmir Masarat Aalam Bhat was on Saturday brought from Kot Bhalwal Jail, Jammu to Srinagar for the hearing of a case lodged against him in Police Sta­tion Nowhatta Srinagar. A League spokesperson Sajjad Ayoubi in a statement issued to GNS said Aalam was produced on Saturday before Additional District and Ses­sions Judge where after hear­ing the arguments; the judge fixed the next hearing of the said case on 4 July 2018. After hearing, Maasrat was taken back to Kot Bhalwal Jail Jammu, he said adding that pro­longing the 'illegal' detention of the incarcerated leader showed the 'frustration' of authorities. He said Aalam has been im­plicated in 'fictitious' cases and he continues to languish in jails, which is 'worst form of human rights violation'. 'Government instead of hon­ouring the court orders is ignor­ing all norms and rules. Alam is being subjected to political ven­detta,' the spokesperson said, adding, 'The policy adopted by India through which Masarat sahib is being moved from one police station to another cannot break his will and courage.' The League spokesperson ap­pealed the rights defender bodies including the Red Cross and Hu­man Rights Watch to take note of the 'worst political revenge against Masarat Aalam and his illegal de­tention' and asked them to play their role in this regard.