Geelani Slams 35th PSA on Masarat Alam


Srinagar: Syed Ali Geelani, Wednesday termed as “state terrorism” the slapping 35th Public Safety Act on Muslim League chairman Masarat Alam Bhat. “Slapping Alam with another PSA is condemnable. Expressing his dismay over the silence maintained by human rights organization, Geelani said It is simply state terrorism.

Geelani while referring to prolonged and ‘unlawful’ detention of Masarat Aalam Bhat, said that he is languishing in jail since long, however it is quite disheartening that he is being subjected to vengeance by state authorities.

In a statement issued today, Geelani 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, said Geelani 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, Geelani said that for wrongdoings, they should be prosecuted under contempt proceedings.

Strongly criticizing district level authorities, Geelani said that district administration act as mere rubber stamps. Although it is within their jurisdiction to look and confirm the validity of grounds, said Geelani, 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, said Geelani. Blaming administration, judiciary and police for this unfair approach against Masarat Alam, Geelani said that though they are equally responsible for this lawlessness, however directives in this regard are issued from home ministry of India.

Everyone in administration is interested in his personal gains and nobody dare to ask about this.

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