SHRC inquires authority on house arrests

SHRC inquires authority on house arrests

SRINAGAR: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has taken suo moto cognizance of a report regarding the house arrests of citizens and has directed the divisional commissioner Kashmir to apprize the Commission on the authority of law under which such detentions are made.
The Chairman SHRC Justice (retired) Bilal Ahmed Nazki in this regard has dispatched a notice to the divisional Commissioner Kashmir and has sought his reply in the matter.
A number of separatist leaders have been put under house-arrest by the authorities including Syed Ali Geelani, Aasiya Andrabi, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Shabir Ahmed Shah and Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai.

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