Umar was arrested only some hours after DGP’s statement which is ironical and absurd // Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik
Srinagar, 03 August: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has strongly condemned the arrest of senior JRL member Umar Adil Dar in Islamabad who has been shifted to Kuthwa jail after being booked under black law PSA. Joint resistance leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a joint press release, said that Umar Adil Dar accompanied by Hakim Abdul Rashid on 1st August 2018, was visiting Bar Association Islamabad (Anantnagh) with a letter from the leadership regarding the issue of 35 A . He was arrested outside the court premises and within 24 hours slapped with PSA and sent to Kuthua jail. Neither was his family in Srinagar informed about his arrest or shifting nor was he presented before any court of law.
While condemning this arbitrary arrest and use of black law, JRL leaders said that on 1st of August 2018, a statement from director general of police (DGP) was published in media in which he had said that no peaceful protest regarding 35 A will be stopped. The ink of this statement had not even dried when police arrested Umar Adil Dar at Islamabad and booked him under PSA. Leaders said that either DGP sahib is trying to befool public opinion through his soft statements or his own officers on ground have no respect for his statements or orders which is bizarre. Leaders said that in past too, DGP sahib has been issuing statements like these but on ground his officers do contrary to that and unleash reign of terror on whosoever comes their way. JRL leaders said that Jammu Kashmir is a police state where many districts and regions have been handed over to criminal and ill minded people in uniform, who only are deployed to terrorize, humiliate and torture common people especially the political activists and act like the bosses of some gangs and gangsters. JRL leaders said that police attitude towards common people and political activists like Umar Adil Dar can only be termed as criminal and this is the attitude that has in past and is pushing Kashmiri youth to the path of armed struggle and ultimate sacrifice. Leaders appealed human rights organizations especially the ICRC and UN human rights council to take cognizance of these arbitrary and illegal acts of Indian forces and police and intervene to save the lives of Kashmiris from the wrath of this terrorism in uniform. JRL leaders said that jail and incarcerations are nothing new for resistance lovers but rulers, their police and civil authorities which act as subordinates to police should know that there is a law know as the law of retribution and every tyrant, oppressor and criminal will have to face this law of nature one day and answer for his or her criminal acts against humanity.