Srinagar: Senior Hurriyat Conference (G) leader Masrat Alam has been booked under fresh Public Safety Act for among other grounds for emerging as “focal point around whom the strategy of secessionist elements revolves” in Jammu and Kashmir.
The police have also termed the Muslim League chairman as “perpetual migraine” for the law enforcing agencies in the state.
Alam, a resident Zaindar Mohalla here, was detained under the PSA for 26th time under the orders by District Magistrate Budgam on April 21 following a dossier by senior Superintendent of Police of the central Kashmir district. He was arrested on April 17, just a month after his release led to a political storm in New Delhi with BJP vehemently asking its coalition partner— the PDP— to re-arrest him.
“You are a known incorrigible secessionist who has figured adversely in police records since long and till date you didn’t mend your ways and continued to indulge in highly objectionable activities. Since the year 2008 you have emerged as a focal point around whom the strategy of secessionist elements revolved,” reads the dossier, a copy of which lies with Kashmir Reader.
“During this period there has also been an ideological division between various groups of secessionists, who got assembled at two platforms known as ‘All parties Hurriyat Conference (G) Group ‘ and ‘All parties Hurriyat Conference (M) Group’.”
The former, it said, is an amalgam of ‘hardliners’ for whose ideology, ‘disturbed circumstances’ are a must.
“Since you have basically this bent of mind, you naturally joined the amalgam and in short span of time assumed a big position.”
The police also claimed that in order to create the ‘disturbed circumstances’, the amalgam has been using every occasion to create law and order problem, “be it the transfer of land to Shri Amar Nath Shrine Board in 2008, death of two women in Shopian in 2009 or the death of protestors in Srinagar in 2010.”
The police also termed Alam as “perpetual migraine” for the law enforcing agencies as he “wanted to infuse new blood in the activities challenging the sovereignty and security of the state.”
The police have mentioned also activities of Alam during the 40 days after his release and claimed they were prejudicial to the sovereignty of India.
It has also accused Alam of providing monetary assistance to the families of youth killed in 2010.
”Soon after the release from jail you (Alam) visited the families of militants and youths killed since 2010. You visited various places of north Kashmir to condole the death of seven person who died during 2010 unrest and you rendered monetary assistance to the families in order to revive the otherwise dying militancy,” the dossier reads.
Police says during interaction with the families, Alam tried to “enflame the wounds” and provoked the youth present there to indulge in disturbance of peace and work against integrity and sovereignty of the country.
“…You went for a comprehensive touring throughout Valley especially north Kashmir range, interacting with people especially youngsters and instigating them to show their strength and vigour to destabilise the government and create an atmosphere and uncertainty and unrest,” dossier reads. “You apparently are hell-bent to infuse new blood in the anti-national and secessionist elements who challenge sovereignty of the country”.
Police had apprehensions that Alam may be released on bail by the CJM court Budgam and said in the dossier that if he was released, there is apprehension that he will again indulge in “anti-national activities.”
“In order to stop you from indulging in such activities which are prejudicial to maintenance of the security of the state, your detention under the provisions of Public Safety Act at this stage has become imperative, as normal law of the land could not be sufficient to stop you from indulging in such activities.”