Government's rejoinder in High Court on illegal detention of party leaders fallacious: NC

National Conference on Tuesday said the rejoinder to its habeas corpus petition on illegal detention of the party’s leaders submitted by the J&K administration in the High Court was “fallacious and far from reality”, saying the excuses put forth by the administration were “misleading and contemptuous.”

In a statement, the party spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar while criticizing the government on its submission to the Court said the administration was suggesting that the senior party leaders whose detention has been challenged were being confined to their respective places because of the security situation in the Valley.

“If they are at home because of security reasons then can the government please list how many BJP and Apni Party leaders are under similar protective custody? Is the government obliquely saying that militancy is worse than it was in the early 90s? For the reason that even under Governor’s rule, politicians weren’t kept confined to their homes on the excuse of security. Is the government suggesting that the situation is far more precarious than what it used to be during the 90s?” he said.

Imran said the “lies” of the government were previously exposed in the matter of Congress leader Saif-ud-Din Soz. “The administration in his matter had informed the court that Soz sahib was a free man, free to go anywhere although his plight lately became known to the public. In another such case of one of our senior leaders, the government took more than 72 hours to process his permission to travel to Delhi for a checkup and that too after his cardiologist in Delhi intervened. Another functionary of our party was taken in an armed convoy for a checkup, disallowed from using his own vehicle and prohibited from visiting his relatives,” he said.