Gilani concerned about detention of lawyer Shabbir Bukhari

Srinagar, January 03, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has expressed deep concern over the continued detention of prominent lawyer Shabbir Ahmad Bukhari and demanded his immediate release. Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that martial law had been practically implemented in the territory where the lawyers too were not spared.

Police should explain why Shabbir is under detention and what is his crime, he questioned. Expressing shock and grief over the loss of 10 precious human lives in the Chanderkote Ramban fire incident, the veteran Hurriyet leader demanded independent investigation into the incident. He expressed his sympathy and condolences with the families of the deceased persons.

Meanwhile, the forum patronized by the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has condemned the invoking of draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA) on a Hajin youth and continued detention of two others in police station for last 25 days.

The forum spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that police had created a war like situation in every nook and corner of the valley. Police are everywhere detaining the separatist activists and common youth on baseless charges, he added.

He said Danish Ahmad Dar of Hajin Sonawari is the first victim of the black law in 2016. He said, “Public Safety Act (PSA) is a cruel and inhuman law according to which a person can be detained for years and months without running any trial and he is not presented in any court.”

He expresses deep concern that during the PDP-BJP puppet regime, the PSA like inhuman law was being openly and extensively used against the Hurriyet leaders, activists and the common youth. The spokesman of High Court Bar Association of the territory in a statement in Srinagar also condemned the detention of advocate Shabbir and demanded his immediately released.

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