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NIA court rejects bail application of two arrested for tarnishing image of girls studying outside

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Srinagar: National Investigation Agency (NIA) Special Court has rejected the bail application of two persons accused of “tarnishing the image of Kashmiri female students” through social media.

NIA Special Judge for South Kashmir, Javaid Aalam rejected the bail application of Iftikhar Ahmed Dar, a resident of Anantnag, and Abid Shafi Malik, a resident of Kulgam, who were arrested by police on 21st January 2022 for uploading a video on social media with respect to “character assassination of female/girl students persuing education in other states of country”, NIA said in a statement here.

It said that NIA court held that no religion allows anybody to go for character assassination of any person including females, and Islam also prohibits the same in holy Quran as well as Hadith.

The court held that the parents are now reluctant to send their girls outside after the video had gone viral, and “issues pertaining to marriage may be confronted”.

The NIA court also held that the act by both persons (accused) may not be a war against the country, but definitely it is a war against girl child in order to restrain them to pursue higher education.

Pertinently, police had registered a case in Police Station Anantnag for uploading of video, and arrested both the accused for inciting and provoking “people against the nation by claiming that Kashmiri girl students pursuing education in different parts of country have been found involved in immoral activities and decadent acts.” It was also claimed that such girls are using psychotropic drugs.

The NIA court found the bail application moved today bereft of any merit and accordingly rejected it, NIA said.

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