Kashmir: Laws too have been communalised says Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar,Jan: Former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti today while reacting over the arrest of journalist Sajad Gul said that laws have also been communalised.

“There is a different set of laws applicable to J-K vis a vis rest of India. Radicalised groups openly calling for genocide of muslims are roaming free while Kashmiri journalists shining a light on state sponsored human rights violations are jailed. Laws too have been communalised,” Mehbooba tweeted.

Sajad Gul, a journalism student, was charged under 120B (party to criminal conspiracy), 153B (imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration), and 505B (fear or alarm to the public) sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Gul had posted a video of the protest against the killing of Salim Parray, a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander. Parray was killed on 3 January in a gunfight in Harwan, Srinagar. After the killing, minor protests and sloganeering happened in Hajin, in north Kashmir.(CNS)