Srinagar, June 05, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (JKML) has said that the puppet administration is prolonging the illegal detention of the party Chairman and senior APHC leader, Masarrat Aalam Butt.
A JKML spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Masarrat Aalam Butt was brought to Srinagar from Kot Bhalwal Jail of Jammu region and was produced before a court on Monday for the hearing of a false case registered against him in Kothi Bagh Police Station in 2010. He said that the Masarrat Aalam was produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Srinagar, where after hearing the arguments, the judge fixed the next hearing of the said case on 23rd of June. He said that after the hearing, the JKML Chairman was taken back to Kot Bhalwal Jail.
The spokesman said that the detention order against Masarrat Aalam Butt under draconian law for the 36th time was had expired on May 15 but despite that he was being implicated in fictitious cases and kept behind the bars which was the worst human rights violation. He said that the puppet regime instead of honouring the court orders was ignoring all norms and rules and subjecting the JKML Chairman to political vengeance.
The spokesman demanded release of all illegally detained Kashmiris including Masarrat Aalam Butt before Eid-ul-Fitr. He said that if India was really sincere on dialogue process, then it should release the Kashmiri political detainees to prove its sincerity. He also appealed to the world human rights bodies including the International Committee of Red Cross and Human Rights Watch to take note of the worst political vendetta Masarrat Aalam is being subjected to and play their role in his release.
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