Soz condemns house detention of PAGD leadership

Srinagar, Jan 1: Congress leader and former Union Minister Prof Saifuddin Soz Saturday condemned the house detention of PAGD leadership.

Soz said that the UT Administration has gone absolutely wrong in keeping J&K Mainstream Political Leadership under ‘house-arrest’.

“One can understand that the UT Administration is bound to accept the instructions from the Central Government, but, it cannot suppress the democratic aspirations of the people of J&K State. Its decision to take almost all J&K Political Leadership into custody is unwarranted and undemocratic,” Soz said adding that to arrest all prominent leaders of PAGD is also highly undemocratic and arbitrary and, therefore, condemnable.

Soz t said the Union Govt. has gone totally wrong on the question of Delimitation of the Legislative Assembly Constituencies.

“This question can only be decided by an elected body of Legislative Assembly. Even when the UT Administration wanted to go by the instructions of the Central Govt., it could have decided to consult the leaders of Political Class in the Union Territory.”

He said the action against the Political Mainstream Leadership deserves the J&K Peoples’ utmost condemnation.

“I strongly condemn this undemocratic and unwarranted action against the Political Leadership in the Union Territory,” Soz said. (KNT)

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