NIA court rejects bail plea of 2 accused of ‘tarnishing image of Kashmiri students’

Mar 4, 2022 | Brutality by Occupying Forces

Anantnag: National Investigation Agency (NIA) Special Court on Thursday rejected the bail application of two accused of ‘tarnishing the image of Kashmiri female students via social media’.

As per a statement, NIA Special Judge for south Kashmir, Javaid Aalam rejected the bail application of Iftikhar Ahmed Dar of Anantnag and Abid Shafi Malik of Kulgam, who were arrested by Police on 21st January 2022 for uploading a video on social media with respect to character assassination of female students perusing education in other states of the country.

NIA court held that no religion allows anybody to make a character assassination of any person including female and Islam also prohibits the same in holy Quran as well as Hadith, it said.

“The Court held that the parents are now reluctant to send their girls outside after the video had gone viral and issues pertaining to marriage may be confronted. NIA Court also held that the act by both persons may not be a war against the country, but definitely it is a war against the girl child in order to restrain them to pursue higher education,” the statement said.

Pertinently, police had registered a case in Police Station Anantnag against the uploading of video in which both accused have been allegedly found to incite and provoke people against the nation by claiming that Kashmiri girl students pursuing education in different parts of country have been found involved in immoral activities and decadent acts.

It was also claimed that such students are using psychotropic drugs as well, the statement said, adding that resultantly NIA Court found the bail application moved today bereft of any merit and same was accordingly rejected.


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