2017 Case: Prosecution Ordered Against Woman Activist


SRINAGAR —The Government has ordered prosecution of Chairperson of Hurriyat Conference (women wing), Anjum Zamrooda Habib, under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for raising anti-national slogans in 2017.

Officials said  on 4 January 2017, Police Station Kothibagh received an information that at press colony residency road Srinagar Anjum Zamrooda Habib, alongwith some other women raised anti-national slogans against the Union of India and Government of J&K State and in support and favour of Pakistan, besides damaged the foundation stone laid for multi-story parking of Srinagar Development Authority at Lal Chowk.

 “This action on part of the accused have encouraged and furthered the agenda of banned organization who are working for the secession of J&K State from the rest of India,” the official said.

A case FIR No.03/2017 U/S 13 ULA(P) Act, 1967 was registered at Police Station Kothibagh and investigation was taken up.

 “the Authority appointed by the State Government under sub-section (2) of section 45 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, 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 accused lady,” the official said, adding that after perusing the Case Diary, the relevant documents and also taking into consideration the observations/views of the Authority appointed under sub-section (2) of section 45 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, the State Government is of the view that there is sufficient material and evidence available against Zamrooda Habib for her prosecution under the provision of law.

 “In exercise of powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 45 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, the State Government accorded sanction for launching prosecution against the accused lady namely Zamrooda Habib D/o Habibullah Bhat R/o Custodian colony Parray Pora Baghat Srinagar U/S 13 UAP Act in case FIR No. 03/2017 of Police Station Kothibagh,” the official added.


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