Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Thursday condemned the police action against veteran Congress leader and former union minister Prof. Saif-ud-Din Soz.
In a statement issued here, Bukhari termed the restrictions on Prof. Soz as unwarranted and uncalled for when the J&K administration informed the Supreme Court that Mr. Soz was not placed under detention.
Bukhari sought intervention of the Lieutenant Governor G C Murmu into the incident in order to remove the contradictions. “On the one side J&K administration has reportedly filed an affidavit in the Apex Court saying that Prof. Soz has not been detained at all and on the other the police did not allow the veteran Congress leader to venture out from his residence in Srinagar today. This is an unjustifiable approach on part of the J&K administration which is strongly condemnable,” the JKAP president remarked.
He reiterated his demand for immediate release of Prof. Soz besides, PDP president and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and all other political activists who are still behind bars. “JKAP reiterates its demand for release of all political detainees irrespective of their political affiliations on the eve of Eid-ul-Adha. All those political activists who are lodged in outside J&K jails should be immediately shifted to back and released forthwith,” Bukhari demanded.