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NC calls for ending house arrest of party leaders, political activists

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Saturday said the prolonged caging of people’s legitimate voices is not in the interests of democracy and the continuous house detention of many party functionaries, leaders goes against the values of democracy.

While expressing concern over the continuous illegal detention of various party leaders including Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi, Nasir Aslam Wani, Muhammad Shafi Uri, A R Rather, Mubarak Gul, Shameema Firdous, Aga Syed Mehmood, Dr Bashir Ahmed Shah Veeri, Irfan Shah, Ali Muhammad Dar, Abdul Majeed Bhat Larmi and others, party’s Additional General Secretary Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamal said that it is heart wrenching to see party leaders and outstanding peoples’ representatives facing oddments in face of such prolonged incarceration.

“After quashing of the PSA against Sagar Sb, there is no justification for keeping the party functionaries confined to their houses. Besides most of them have not been keeping well owing to their preexisting ailments, their predicaments have compounded in wake of their continuous incarceration. Their only fault is that they have been lending voice to the people of their constituencies. It’s needless to mention that their contribution towards democracy has been immense. It is high time for the administration to end their illegal detention,” he said.

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