KL NEWS NETWORK
A life-sized poster of the incarcerated political leader Dr Muhammad Qasim Faktoo was placed in Srinagar’s Pratap Park for a signature campaign demanding his and other political lifer’s release.
Faktoo’s political party Muslim Deeni Mahaz placed a poster, which was signed by many students and passersby walking inside the part.
Dr Faktoo was detained on February 5, 1993 under section 3 of Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA), under section 302 and 120-B Ranbir Penal Code (RPC). Though TADA Court Jammu acquitted him on July 14, 2001, but government challenged the said acquittal in Supreme Court of India that later sentenced the accused for life imprisonment.
Notably, more than 26 lifer convicts were released by the government since 1975.