“People everywhere in the world are protesting in opposition to the atrocities dedicated by Israel on Palestine. But in Kashmir it is a punishable offence the place an artist is booked beneath PSA & a preacher is arrested merely for expressing solidarity with Palestinians,” she alleged on Twitter.
On Saturday, police arrested 21 individuals from Srinagar and Shopian districts for holding pro-Palestine protests throughout a curfew imposed within the UT because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The police additionally arrested a South Kashmir-based non secular preacher Sarjan Barkati for allegedly delivering an inflammatory speech on Eid day. Barkati had expressed help for the people of Palestine.
The PDP chief alleged that “Kashmir is an open-air jail” and “there isn’t a outlet left to specific one’s opinion”.
The PDP president, whereas referring to the detention of two sons of late separatist chief Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, stated the Public Safety Act (PSA) was the Centre’s “go-to technique for each drawback” in Kashmir.
The two have been detained from their residence in Barzulla space of the town late Saturday night in reference to a case registered by police in Kupwara district on May 6 after pro-freedom slogans have been raised on the separatist chief’s funeral, officers stated.