Delay in filing response to Sagar’s detention deliberate: NC

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Wednesday alleged that the government’s delay in filing the response to party General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar’s detention in the high court is deliberate.
In a statement, party spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar expressed dismay over the lackadaisical approach of the JK administration in filing their response to the PIL challenging detention of Sagar. “Its really unfortunate that government has for the third time asked for more time to file a response to the PIL in the Hon’ble High Court today. It seems that the government is deliberately delaying to file a response in the case. The first hearing in the case was on 3rd April 2020 and since then two more hearings were conducted. Intriguingly on all the occasions, the government sought more time to file its response,” he said adding, “What is taking government so long to frame a response in this case? There was and there is no justification for this continued incarceration.”
Expressing concern over the plight of Sagar and other detainees arbitrarily arrested after Aug 05 2019, Imran said the fate of scores of incarcerated political leaders, civil society members and others hang in balance due to insensitivity and complacency of the government.
“We were hopeful of a positive outcome in the court today but to our dismay that didn’t happen. When governments around the world are releasing detainees on the account of dangers posed by Covid 19, JK administration has regrettably chosen not to give any benefit to the incarcerated politicians, scores of other activists of JK,” he said.
He said we are few days away from Eid and that the government should have announced his release. “Regrettably the government seems unmoved,” he said.

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