Srinagar, August 02, 2020 (PPI-OT): To be a Kashmiri Muslim, no matter he or she is pro-India or pro-freedom, provides enough justification for Modi-led fascist Indian government to usurp his or her freedom with former Indian minister Professor Saifuddin Soz being the latest example who has himself acknowledged that he is not a free man and continues to remain under house arrest.
Professor Saifuddin Soz in a statement in Srinagar said, “Today, I went to see my ailing sister at Gulbarg Colony, Hyderpora, Srinagar. Since the police would not allow me to travel without its vehicle, two PSOS accompanied me.”
Soz added that when he returned home, the police produced and released a video showing that he was a free man. “This version of the police is nothing more than a white lie,” he said. “Meanwhile, I tried to go out of my premises at 12.35pm on Sunday to see my daughter in the neighbourhood but the police did not allow me to go out! I confirm the fact that I am under ‘house-arrest’ and I cannot go out, at all,” he said.
Soz stated that the government version that he was a free man is wrong. “I do not know why government has resorted to such underhand means. I have not violated any law of the land, yet I am under ‘detention’.” “My detention shows how civil liberties stand suppressed in Kashmir,” he said.
PDP President Mehbooba Mufti is another such example whose detention under draconian law, Public Safety Act was extended for another three months. She was among thousands of people who were taken into custody hours ahead of India revoked special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, last year.
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