Arrest of activist over participation in protest against Kathua minor girl's murder rocks assembly

News agency GNS reported that Talib was arrested on Sunday when he along with hundreds of people was participating in a candle light protest on Kathua highway against the brutal killing of a minor girl in Kathua.

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Jammu, Publish Date: Jan 22 2018 1:27PM | Updated Date: Jan 22 2018 1:53PM
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MLA Pahalgam Altaf Kaloo on Monday questioned the Jammu and Kashmir government over the arrest of a social activist on Sunday evening on charges of creating law and order problem.

News agency GNS reported that Talib was arrested on Sunday when he along with hundreds of people was participating in a candle light protest on Kathua highway against the brutal killing of a minor girl in Kathua.

The IGP, according to the agency, had said that Talib was arrested for creating law and order problem.

Kaloo stood up from his chair in the legislative assembly and raised the issue of Talib’s arrest. He was supported by other members Vikar Rasool, Hakeem Yaseen, Abdul Majeed Larmi, Alarm Choudhary and MLA Amin Bhat.

Terming the arrest of Talib as “unfortunate”, Kaloo sought the attention of the Speaker and all other members present in the house towards the arrest of the social activist.

Reacting to the question, the minister for Relief and Rehabilitation Javid Mustafa Mir said, “We will get the details and will inform the house regarding his arrest.”

MLA Khansahab Hakeem Yaseen said Talib has not taken up gun or pelted stones but was seeking justice for the murdered minor girl.

“Talib being a well-qualified person was not involved in any anti-national activity and the reports about his dossier of PSA being prepared will further deteriorate the situation,” MLA said.

He threatened to disrupt the ongoing assembly session forthwith if the advocate is not released.

Another legislator GM Zaroori said Talib has “committed no sin” as he being a Gujjar leader has right to raise the issue of his community.

“This is nothing but pressure tactics of the government to silence the voice of those seeking justice,” he said, adding, “I will approach the Supreme Court to seek the justice for the minor girl if government failed.”

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