Terming the Public Safety Act (PSA) on senior pro-freedom leader and chairman Muslim League Masarat Alam Bhat as “worst example of political vendetta”, the Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) Friday said that the time and again slapping of such ‘black’ law on Alam is “undemocratic and unconstitutional.”
“Such autocratic action clearly depicts the Mufti Sayeed’s total surrender to New Delhi. He proved to be no more than a puppet in the hands of RSS/BJP and there is no doubt the so-called chief minister is on a mission to facilitate the saffron agenda in Jammu and Kashmir,” the HCJK spokesperson said in a statement on Friday.
He said that in Masarat Alam’s case, authorities are openly violating law and judicial norms.
“In fact, they (authorities) want to give impression that whoever raises his genuine voice against them will be put behind bars without any justification. We vehemently condemn such act as the way Masrat is treated is extremely despotic and authoritative,” the statement said.
The amalgam supports the shutdown call given by Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday against the “illegal” and “unjustified” arrest of Masarat Alam Bhat.
“Mufti government under the soft policy is trying to cause utmost damage to the resistance movement and is hell bent upon changing the demography of the State of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
Terming Mufti’s slogans of “zero tolerance” as “hollow” and “deceptive”, the spokesperson said, “He (Mufti) talked of inviting political opponents to dialogue but ended in putting them behind bars. The killings of innocent youth at the hands of occupational forces didn’t stop hitherto as forces continue to enjoy immunity via black law AFSPA and are enjoying lawless system in Kashmir which doesn’t hold them accountable for their inhuman crimes.”
Meanwhile, the Hurriyat amalgam condemned the house arrest of its senior leader and chairman Muslim League Mushtaq-Ul-Islam.
“There is an overall crackdown and restrictions on the activities of pro-freedom leaders and such suppressive tactics won’t help the so-called administration in any way,” the spokesperson said, adding, “it is extremely condemnable and shameful on part of those claiming to be the champions of democracy, to indulge in such undemocratic activities.”