Police have detained a 78-year old retired government official, Ghulam Mustafa Wani, of Friends Colony Kanlibagh Baramulla under controversial Public Safety Act.
Mustafa has been accused of "instigating and organising anti-government violent protests" in Baramulla and has been detained vide order no. DMB/ARA/OSA/112 dated 10-09-2016.
Mustafa, suffering from various ailments like heart, kidney, thyroid, prostate and disk problems is originally a resident of Kohistan Colony Safapora Sonawari. He along with his family was forced to migrate from the area after notorious government gunmen (Ikhwanis) unleashed terror on the family.
The two sons of Mustafa were kidnapped at several occasions by the Ikhwanis for his staunch support to Jama'at-e-Islami.
The family suffered mental trauma after their younger son, Lateef Ahmad Wani, a government teacher by profession, drowned in river Jehlum at Gantmulla while performing ablution in the year 2003. The family suffered another jolt when their only daughter, Nabla, died of some ailment in 2014.
Mustafa retired as head of District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), in the year 1996. Besides being president of the local mosque, he was at present leading prayers in a local mosque.
Describing Mustafa an active member of Tahreek-e-Hurriyat, dossier vide no. CS/PSA/2016/6400-03 dated 08-09-2016, prepared by Baramulla police stated that since the eruption of present unrest in Kashmir after the killing of the HM commander Burhan Wani, Mustafa has been "organising and leading unlawful demonstration and delivering hate speeches against the union of India to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere prevailing in Baramulla district and to create an atmosphere of unrest."
Two cases had been registered in police station Baramulla against Mustafa Wani. In one such case, on August 2, Mustafa has been accused of delivering anti-national speech, thereby provoking youths to stop the traffic movement on the road. The action, as per police charge, caused serious injury to several security personnel and an FIR No. 199/2016, under section 307, 148, 149,336, 332, 353, 120-B, 153-A RPC, 13 ULAP Act stands registered against Mustafa in police station Baramulla.
In another case, Mustafa Wani, on August 14, has been accused of leading an unruly mob who, while carrying Pakistani flags and chanting anti-India slogans, pelted stones at police and security forces at Azad Gunj Chowk Baramulla, leading to injury to several personnel.