SRINAGAR: Reacting to rejection of bail application of Masarat Alam Bhat by a local court on Saturday, Hurriyat (G) said that waving of a flag can’t be termed as waging of war against any country.
In a statement, Hurriyat(G) spokesman Ayaz Akbar said that Jammu & Kashmir High Court had clearly stated in a case of 1984 that waving of the flag was no crime and it can’t be termed as waging of war against any country.
He said that soon after the return of Syed Ali Geelani, Budgam police station registered FIR against many pro-freedom leaders including Masarat Alam. “No serious charges were mentioned in the FIR and it was anyway a bailable case but under media pressure the police after many days introduced 121 and 121A like sections into the FIR which if proven can lead to death penalty,” he said.
The spokesman also mentioned the discussion of the layers in the court of CJM that introduction of such sections in the FIR by the police under the media pressure was an illegal act and it has no moral or constitutional justification.
He said that the detention of Masarat Alam and rejection of his bail application can neither threaten the pro-freedom camp nor can this attitude help in solving the Kashmir problem.
“Rulers of Delhi and their local agents in Kashmir should shun their rigid and stubborn approach and accept the ground realities. They should bear in mind that no Kashmiri is satisfied over the Indian occupation and he will continue to raise his voice against this forced occupation,” he said.
Buoyed by the shutdown observed by people against slapping of PSA on Masarat Alam Bhat , the conglomerate said that imprisonment of pro-freedom leadership will not prevent its ideology reaching to people.
While thanking the people for observing complete shutdown, the Hurriyat demanded immediate release of all the political prison-ers including Masarat Alam Bhat.