Masarat Alam brought to Srinagar for hearing, shifted back to Jammu jail: League

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By GNS on 16/10/2018.

Masarat Alam brought to Srinagar for hearing, shifted back to Jammu jail: League

Srinagar, Oct 16:  The incarcerated chairman of Muslim League Jammu and Kashmir Masarat Alam Bhat was on Tuesday brought from Kot Bhalwal Jail, Jammu to Srinagar for the hearing of a case lodged against him in 2015.

Alam was produced before the Additional District and Session Judge where after hearing the arguments; the judge fixed the next hearing of the case on 30 October 2018, a spokesperson of League Sajad Ayoubi said in a statement issued to GNS.

He said after hearing, Masarat Alam was taken back to Kot Bhalwal Jail Jammu.

The spokesperson said the state as well as central government sets new policies and methods for Masarat Alam’s continued imprisonment under “baseless” cases.

“This is worst kind of human rights violation and highly condemnable,” he said adding that the government is deliberately doing it under a plan so that the pro-freedom leader is not released by court.

“Prolonging the illegal detention of Masarat shows the frustration of authorities,” he said adding that the policy adopted by the government through which Alam is being moved from one police station to another cannot break his will and courage.

“Government instead of honouring the court orders is ignoring all norms and rules, and Alam is being subjected to political vendetta,” Ayoubi said.

He said Masarat Alam Bhat was a 19-year-old boy when he was first arrested and lodged in jail for three years.

The spokesperson appealed the rights defender bodies and the Bar Association Kashmir, Amnesty International, Red Cross and Human Rights Watch to take note of the “worst political revenge against Masarat Alam and his illegal detention by government”.