3 influential clerics among 5 booked under PSA

Excelsior Correspondent

Srinagar, Sept 15: Three influential clerics from South Kashmir were detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) today.
Among those detained are Abdul Rashid Dawoodi, patron Tehreek e Soutul Awliya, Moulana Mushtaq Ahmad Veeri and Abdul Majeed Dar Almadni of Jamiat-Ahle Hadees.
These clerics and other persons were called by the police this morning and were later booked under PSA.
An official said that they have been booked for hate speeches and anti-national activities which have potential to create law and order problems.
General Secretary of Tehreek e Soutul Awliya, Mohammad Yusuf Baba told Excelsior that Moulana Dawoodi was asked by the police to report to the Police Station this morning and was later arrested.
“We went to meet top police officials and Deputy Commissioner Anantnag regarding the booking of Dawoodi under PSA but we were not allowed to meet them,” he said.
“We have no knowledge about the charges or reason behind his arrest and whatever we are hearing, we are hearing it from media,” he added.
The PSA is an administrative law that allows detention without charge or trial for up to two years in some cases.