Police files case against lawyers for hailing Maqbool Bhat and  Afzal Guru as freedom fighters


The Jammu and Kashmir Police have registered a case under the Unlawful Activities Act against lawyers for hailing Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front leader Maqbool Bhat Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru as freedom fighters, The Tribune reported on Wednesday.

The lawyers had reportedly put up posters in the Saddar Court Complex in Srinagar in which Bhat and Guru were hailed as “heroes of Kashmir”.

The FIR was lodged Batamaloo police station on February 9, the fifth anniversary of Guru’s hanging. “Police station received information from credible sources that some lawyers and their agents had pasted posters of Bhat and Guru wherein they were termed as heroes of Kashmir; Singh, Sukhdev and Azad were declared heroes of India,” reads the FIR, according to reports.

“Police have seized the posters and are investigating where those were printed from. “We are sure to find out who was behind the act,” media outlet quoted an official saying.

The police have not named any lawyer and no one has been called for questioning yet, reported DNA. An officer said they have video evidence and would identify the people soon.


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