Sehrai condemns 37th PSA on Masarat, charge-sheet against Aasiya | KNO

Sehrai condemns 37th PSA on Masarat, charge-sheet against Aasiya | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, November 15 (KNO) : Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai on Thursday condemned the slapping of Public Safety Act on senior Hurriyat leader Masarat Aalam Butt, for the 37th times and the filing of charge-sheet by National Investigation Agency against Dukhtarn-e-Millat Chief, Aasiya Andrabi and her two associates in an NIA Court in New Delhi. Sehrai in a statement issued to KNO hailed the exemplary role played by pro-freedom leaders, Masarrat Aalam Butt, Aasiya Andrabi, Nahida Nasreen and Fahmeeda Sofi. He also condemned the ‘sinister designs’ of NIA to lodge a ‘baseless’ case against Aasiya Andrabi and her associates. “Political dissent in Kashmir is responded either through military violence or illegal detentions. Under harsh laws like PSA, the authorities have imprisoned hundreds of Kashmiri youth, leaders and activists,” Sehrai added. “Arrests and unleashing the reign of terror on masses can only pave the way for resentment which would have serious consequences,” he warned. “New Delhi and its local supporters must understand this simple reality that Kashmir dispute will not be written off from the pages of history by using brute force on Kashmiri people,” he said. “Slapping of PSAs on pro-freedom leaders and activists have always been a tool of the rulers to try and force the people and leadership into submission,” he said. Terming it as ‘political vendetta’, Sehrai said that arresting and slapping PSAs on resistance leaders and shifting them to outside jails is ‘highly undemocratic act and deserves strong condemnation’.(KNO)