The strange cage of Public Safety Act

The strange cage of Public Safety Act

Srinagar: Every other day, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court quashes three to four detentions under PSA. Yet, the detainees are not released and are, instead, detained again under PSA, without even any new charges pressed against the prisoners. In the past one month, the High Court has quashed more than 30 PSA detentions because […]

Sopore’s elderly man slapped fourth PSA in a row

Sopore’s elderly man slapped fourth PSA in a row

Sopore: Public Safety Act has been slapped for the fourth consecutive time on 77-year-old Haji Sheikh Mohammad Yousuf, who was granted bail thrice in all the cases filed against him by Sopore Police. Arrested during the civil uprising last year on August 8, Yousuf, a resident of Iqbal Nagar Sopore is languishing in different jails […]

Hurriyat condemns arrest of its leaders, spokesperson

Hurriyat condemns arrest of its leaders, spokesperson

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference has strongly condemned the arrest of résistance leaders and activists, saying “these arbitrary arrests won’t dampen our spirits nor can break our resolve for ongoing movement”. “We are pursuing our mission since decades and no arbitrary or coercive measures can prevent us from following this mission,” Hurriyat said in a statement. Denouncing […]

Sopore’s elderly man continues to languish in Jail for 14 months under PSA

Sopore’s elderly man continues to languish in Jail for 14 months under PSA

Sopore: Haji Sheikh Mohammad Yousuf, a resident of Iqbal Nagar in Sopore, was arrested when he was 76-year-old but his continuous detention under consecutive Public Safety Acts (PSA) from last more than fourteen months despite the court giving him bail in November and in March in two PSA case has not earned him a release […]

HC seeks details on conditions of prisoners

HC seeks details on conditions of prisoners

Srinagar: The High Court on Tuesday sought details on the condition of prisoners in the state, in view of the Supreme Court direction in case “Inhuman conditions of 1382 prisons across country”. The Court directed Principal Secretary to Home, J&K, DG prisons and DG Police, J&K, Ministry of Home Affairs and NCRB (National Crime Records […]

Observe Oct 10 as Prisoners Day: AAC

SRINAGAR: The Awami Action Committee (AAC) on Sunday recalled October 10, 1965, as “one of the black days in Kashmir’s history of subjugation”, saying it was on this day that the “beloved and bold leader” of Kashmiri people, ‘Shaheed-e-Milat’ Mirwaiz Moulana Muhammad Farooq (RA), at the young age of 19 years, along with dozens of […]

Geelani condemns arrest of Hurriyat leaders, raids on their residences

Geelani condemns arrest of Hurriyat leaders, raids on their residences

SRINAGAR: Police arrested and raided residences of several resistance leaders including Hurriyat Conference spokesperson Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, a statement issued by the conglomerate said on Friday. “Hakim Abul Rashid and Mohammad Ashraf Laya were arrested on Thursday and lodged in police stations,” the statement said. Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani while condemning the detention […]

Prisoners’ Plight

Prisoners’ Plight

Thousands of Kashmiri prisoners languish in jails across many parts of India. But the prison conditions and the plight of these political prisoners thereof remain far from perfect. One major issue that Kashmiri prisoners face is distance from their home(s) and the attendant difficulties for their near and dear ones in terms of paying visits […]

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