Voices from IIOJK

Tarigami terms case against civilian unwarranted

Srinagar, June 15 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, CPI-M leader has termed the imprisonment of a resident of Ganderbal for just saying that he had “more expectations from local officers than non-locals”, as unwarranted, uncalled for and brazen violation of the fundamental rights of people.

The civil society member Sajad Rashid Sofi was booked by Indian police for his opinion made during an interaction of locals with the IIOJK Lieutenant Governor’s advisor, Baseer Ahmad Khan.

Sofi was part of a civil society delegation which had gone to meet Advisor Baseer Ahmad Khan to demand a degree college in Safapora. If such incidents happen during the reach out programme of the LG administration, it can add more fear among the people instead of solving their grievances. Such an attitude of the officer is highly authoritarian and detrimental to the larger interests of not only people, but to administration itself. It damages and dents the credibility of the institution the officer represents, Tarigami said.

Police did not release him even when the court granted him interim bail.

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