Nayeem Khan released
Calls For Meaningful Dialogue On Kashmir
Srinagar, May 25: The National Front chairman Nayeem Ahmad Khan Tuesday gave slip to sleuths of the Counter Insurgency Kashmir, barely few minutes after he was released on Court directives from Central Jail here.
Sources said two sleuths of CIK stopped Nayeem in the jail premises to arrest him again. “There was a heated argument between Nayeem and CIK sleuths, who tried to bundle him in a vehicle. However, he was successful to give them a slip,” they said.
The High Court had Monday quashed Nayeem’s detention under Public Safety Act and directed the state to release him “if he was not required in any other case.”
The court order was presented to the central jail authorities by advocates Rafiq Joo and Hilal Ahmad Wani on
Tuesday. Nayeem was released in compliance to the court directives.
Scores of National Front workers and members and that of several Hurriyat constituents had assembled outside the jail to receive Nayeem. He was accorded a warm reception amid pro-freedom slogans.
Talking to Greater Kashmir Nayeem urged India to hold meaningful talks to resolve the Kashmir dispute. “We are always in favour of meaningful talks between India, Pakistan and Kashmiri people,” he said.
However, he added, that before any party comes forward with a proposal for talks, it should consider the aspirations of Kashmiri people. “Kashmiri people have given immense sacrifices for freedom and their sacrifices will not be allowed to go waste,” Khan said.
He said the government of India must withdraw troops from the civilian areas, release the Kashmiri political prisoners languishing in different jails within and outside the state, and also repeal the laws like the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, Disturbed Areas Act and the Public Safety Act.
Police had on February 5 this year arrested Nayeem from his residence at Barzulla Baghat and lodged him in Kot Bhalwal Jail. Subsequently, on February 12, the district magistrate Srinagar Mehraj Ahmad Kakroo slapped PSA on Khan for “instigating youth for stone pelting.” However, Khan’s wife through counsel Mian Abdul Qayoom filed a petition challenging Khan’s detention under the PSA and sought his shifting from Kote Bhalwal Jail in Jammu to Central Jail Srinagar. The High Court had ordered the shifting and in a petition Monday directed the state to release Nayeem.
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