Jama'at-e-Islami (JeI) Jammu and Kashmir today alleged that Kashmir had been turned into a "police state where writ of the higher police authorities instead of law was going on".
"Judicial verdicts and legal procedures are flouted blatantly without any least regard for the fundamental human rights. The release orders from the competent judicial or adjudicating authorities are only effective when approved and confirmed by these unruly police authorities. No doubt they have the power to arrest any person without a warrant provided they give specific reasons by making speaking orders but they have no powers to reject or frustrate any release order issued by a competent court or judicial authority. The continued illegal detention of Advocate Zahid Ali is one of the glaring examples of the police rule in the valley. The detention of Advocate Zahid Ali has no legal or moral justification and is unwarranted, undemocratic and uncalled for." The party spokesman said.