In Jammu and Kashmir, an All Parties Hurriyat Conference leader has been arrested and booked under the Public Safety Act which allows for detention up to two years without a trial.
Local reports said Ghulam Ahmad Dar, the vice-chairman of the Hurriyat faction headed by incarcerated Masrat Alam Bhat, was arrested on charges of inciting the public through his statements to Radio Pakistan.
The local reports said Deputy Commissioner in Srinagar ordered Dar’s arrest under PSA, which has been dubbed as a lawless law by human rights groups, including Amnesty International.
The order follows a dossier prepared by Jammu and Kashmir police against Dar, who hails from Kreeri in Baramulla district, but presently lives in Srinagar’s Batamaloo.
Dar has been lodged in central jail Srinagar, an unnamed police officer told a local newswire.
“He was giving derogatory and inciting statements to Radio Pakistan as a member of Hurriyat and trying to disturb peace and tranquility in Srinagar city,” the police officer claimed.