Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Friday strongly condemned the arrest of senior JRL member Umar Adil Dar in Islamabad who has been shifted to Kuthwa jail after being booked under PSA.
Joint resistance leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a joint press release, said that Umar Adil Dar accompanied by Hakim Abdul Rashid on August 1, 2018, was visiting Bar Association Islamabad (Anantnag) with a letter from the leadership regarding the issue of 35 A . He was arrested outside the court premises and within 24 hours slapped with PSA and sent to Kuthua jail. Neither was his family in Srinagar informed about his arrest or shifting nor was he presented before any court of law.
While condemning this arrest and use of PSA, JRL leaders said that on August 1, 2018, a statement from the director general of police (DGP) was published in media in which he had said that no peaceful protest regarding 35 A will be stopped. The ink of this statement had not even dried when police arrested Umar Adil Dar at Islamabad and booked him under PSA. Leaders said that either DGP is trying to befool public opinion through his soft statements or his own officers on the ground have no respect for his statements or orders which is bizarre.