Srinagar, Feb 8, KNT: Authorities that invoked contentious Public Safety Act against several top leaders including Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti in the separate dossiers prepared against incarcerated leaders have labeled them as ‘threat’ to peace.
On February 6, the PSA was invoked against Omar Abullah and Mehbooba Mufti, both detained for over six months. It has already been invoked against the octogenarian Farooq Abdullah. Apart from the former chief ministers, People’s Democratic Party leader Sartaj Madni and the National Conference’s Ali Mohammad Sagar have also been detained under the law.
Official sources told Kashmir News Trust that the dossier on Sartaj Madni’s detention cites his role in mobilizing protests against the alleged Shopian twin rape and murder of 2009. The dossier says that Madni, then an opposition party leader played a key role in mobalizing people to protest against the twin rape and murder case. In 2009, Valley witnessed upheaval over Asiya, Neelofar rape and murder incident. The dossier against Sartaj Madni said that he incited people in South Kashmir against the State and was the source of agitation.
A PDP leader on condition of anonymity questioned the dossier and said that why the State was silent against Madni since 2009. “Dossier is only eyewash to curb the movement and dissent,” he added.
Sources further added that dossier against National Conference General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar talks about his mobilising skills as well. The dossier reportedly notes that Ali Muhammad Sagar managed to get people to vote at the peak of militancy in the 1990s, and keeping this mobilizing skill into account, his freedom may be a threat to the peace.
Like Farooq Abdullah, the dossiers against Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti mention the ‘provocative’ anti-national speeches and statements made by them from time to time.
Pertinently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament recently talked about Omar Abdullh, Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba and accused them of making anti-national statements. (KNT)