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Sehrai condemns slapping of PSA against leaders, activists


SRINAGAR, NOV 13: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman, Mohd Ashraf Sehrai strongly condemned the fresh arrest spree and detention of leaders and activists under PSA and their imprisonment in jails within and outside the Valley.

“The detention of Kashmiri people is motivated by the prisoner’s politics,” Sehrai said in a statement issued.


“The government and state machinery has always responded to this renewed freedom struggle through brutal mass detentions and opposing the repression of political dissent in Kashmir through military violence and illegal detentions,” he said, adding that under laws like the Public Safety Act (PSA) and state authorities have imprisoned hundreds of Kashmiri youth, activists and leaders before any elections as well.

He strongly denounced the arrest of Distt President Bandipora, Danish Mushtaq and Rayees Ahmed Mir, Parveez Ahmed Parray his brother Umer Ahmed Parray Hajin, Abid Rashid Bhat, Tauseef Akber Bhat, Abdul Ahad Teeli Handwara, Shakeel Khan Hayaat Pora, Sajad Ahmed Beigh of Budgam and forces raid on distt president Baramulla Mufti Abdul Ahad’s house.

In his statement Sehrai said, “This oppression is a clear evidence of Jammu Kashmir being a police state and the civil administration is actually playing as puppets of forces and their only job is to provide a legal cover for the crimes and acts of terror committed by these forces.”

He said that today hundreds of innocent youth including under-aged are being put behind bars under PSA.
“State Authorities and Police were jointly trampling humanity under their boots by slapping Public Safety Act brazenly. Strongly denouncing such ruthless approach,” Sehrai said, adding that “police have declared a war on Kashmir youth and reiterated such policy of crushing the separatist

leadership through the might of power and military cannot prevent the people from demanding their right to self-determination.”

Meanwhile, Sehrai accompanied by Mohd Ashraf Laya and Syed Imtiyaaz Haider visited the house of Advocate Shabir Ahmed Bhat on the demise of his Grandmother and prayed for departed soul and strength to bear the irreparable loss.
He also expressed his grief and sorrow and condoled with Mohd Yousuf Makroo of Arwani Bijbehara over the demise of mother of his son-in-law.