SRINAGAR – Several separatist leaders have been asked to appear before court on Saturday in connection with a case lodged against them in 1998.
Official sources told Kashmir News Trust that warrants have been sent to various separatist leaders in connection with a case lodged against them for staging intermittent protests in the heart of Srinagar city in 1998.
Senior separatist leader Javaid Ahmed Mir while confirming the development told Kashmir News Trust that in 1998 the then Farooq Abdullah led State Government had imprisoned them at Jodhpore Jail. “Besides me, Syed Ali Geelani, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Professor Abdul Gani, Sheikh Ali Muhammad, Dr Hubi, Shahudul Islam, Sheikh Khalid, Sheikh Aslam, Wajahat Bashir Qureshi, Muhammad Sidiq Shah, Farooq Ahmed Sodagar and Ghulam Nabi Kashmiri were languishing at Jodhpur Jail in 1998,” he said.
He added that most of the separatist leaders who have been asked to appear before the court are either in Tihar Jail, house arrest or lodged in other jails. (KNT)