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A day after senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani castigated chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed over Masrat Alam’s detention under PSA, government Friday said action will be taken against any person who violates the constitution of the state. “It is not the state government or any party but the law of the land which governs the state. It is the law of the land which will take action against anyone who violates its content. As far as the battle of ideas is concerned, there is a red line for that as well. We are operating within the constitution and if

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In a bid to foil after Friday prayer protests in Kashmir, police raided the houses of Masarat Alam led Muslim League (ML) activists and detained scores of them while some workers managed to give a slip to police. Hurriyat G leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani had urged people to protest peacefully on Friday after prayers across Kashmir Valley against the invoking of Public Safety Act on Muslim League chairman Masarat Alam. Muslim League, spokesperson Muhammad Rafiq Ganaie said that police arrested all but 22 ML activists during the raids and detained them in different police stations across Kashmir. Earlier, authorities had placed separatist leaders

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Having come under sharp criticism for evoking Public Safety Act (PSA) against Hurriyat (G) leader Masarat Alam Bhat, the People’s Democratic Party have come out in defense of the decision saying there is a line  for separatists and they shouldn’t cross it. Speaking on the issue senior PDP leader and Education Minister Naeem Akhtar told Mail Today. “Masarat Alam Bhat did something unacceptable and left us without any option. There is ‘lakshman rekha’ for separatists and us as well.” Alam was arrested on April, 17th. He is facing sedition charges for taking part at a rally in Srinagar on April 15 where

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Prominent human rights body, Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS), Thursday said the government has bypassed the judicial process and undermined its own institutions by slapping Public Safety Act (PSA) against Masarat Alam. Chairman of Muslim League, Masarat Alam Bhat, was shifted to Kotbal Jail in Jammu last night after the authorities slapped Public Safety Act (PSA) against him. He has spent more than seventeen years in prisons in last 25 years under various PSA orders. The JKCCS in a statement issued here said, “This PSA order is against the Indian Supreme Court decision of 22 March 2013 that

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Lawyer of jailed Hurriyat (G) leader Masarat Alam, Shabir Ahmed Bhat has alleged that the government is using Public Safety Act as a tactic to keep Alam behind bars. “The government failed to produce any evidences against Masrat Aalam during the trial in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Budgam on Wednesday and the chances were bright that he would be bailed out on Saturday. Keeping this fact in view, the authorities slapped PSA on him and now he can’t get released. Under PSA, any person can be put behind the bars for two years without any trial,” lawyer said.

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Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday expressed his dismay on Twitter over the arrest of Hurriyat (G) leader Masarat Alam. Just after the news of Alam’s arrest broke-out, Omar questioned PDP’s change of attitude. He also took a dig at PDP-BJP government’s new recruitment policy, that has already come under sharp criticism. He tweeted: “Masarat Alam detained under PSA & shipped to Jammu; new recruits to be paid stipend for years together & @jkpdp promised voters a CHANGE???” In a following tweet he labeled, PDP-BJP Govt as “a change for the worse”. Alam, who was released

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  Earlier today a fresh Public Safety Act (PSA) was slapped against Hurriyat (G) leader and Muslim League chairman, Masarat Alam Bhat, making it 26th PSA against him since 1990. A police officer who had arrested Alam confirmed that he was shifted from Budgam to Jammu’s Kot Bhalwal jail during last night. After 53-month long jail period, he was released in last month that sparked a controversy between the two coalition partners – BJP and PDP, in the state. Since 2008 PSA has been slapped against him ten times and six times since 2010. Though, he was bailed out in

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Before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Budgam, the counsel for separatist leader Masarat Alam Wednesday submitted that as per the high court verdict of the year 1983, waving Oak national flag in Jammu and Kashmir is not an offense. The CJM Budgam Wednesday heard the arguments and counter arguments about the bail application of Masarat Alam Bhat with the final verdict into the case to be issued on Saturday, April 25. Advocate Shabir Ahmad Bhat who appeared in the court on behalf of Masarat Alam, told KNS that he defended his client and challenged the sections imposed by

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