Srinagar: Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir spokesperson Advocate Zahid Ali was re-arested yesterday by the police, a statement issued here by the Jamaat said.
Ali, who is under police custody and is confined in sub-jail Kothibagh since 31 August 2016, was produced in police station Shaheed Gunj on Monday wherein his police remand was extended till 12 November 2016, the statement added.
Jama’at denounced the re-arrest of its spokesperson by police, terming it “undemocratic and unconstitutional”.
“Police and other forces in the Valley have created a war like situation and have detained thousands of youths including school going children. Government forces are deliberately compressing the people of Kashmir and thus are being involved in spoiling their future,” the statement said.
There are countless youth detained by the police under ‘Public Safety Act’ and have been lodged in far flung prisons, the statement added.