Release Mehbooba Mufti, end restrictions on movement of political leaders: Mohammad Dilawar Mir

JK News Today

SRINAGAR, September 3:

Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) senior leader Mohammad Dilawar Mir on Thursday denounced the curbs imposed on a proposed meeting that was scheduled to be held by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Srinagar.

In a statement issued here, Mir termed the police action wherein the PDP leaders were reportedly not allowed to venture out from their homes to attend the planned meeting at PDP office as highly condemnable and undemocratic.

“Restricting the movement of PDP leaders who are otherwise free as per the government affidavit submitted in the Court, is totally illegal and against democratic spirit of this country. JKAP censures this police action and calls for an immediate end to such illegal and unwanted restrictions on political leaders in J&K,” Mir demanded.

The JKAP leader observed that putting restrictions on the movement of political leaders and workers and foiling political meetings is fraught with serious implications. “Rather than imposing autocratic decisions the government should facilitate an early resumption of the political process in J&K which has already received a huge dent since last year,” Mir remarked.

He reiterated the JKAP’s demand of an immediate release of political detainees including the PDP president and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti.