The detention of human rights activist Gautam Navlakha at the Srinagar International airport on Saturday has been criticised even as the Jammu and Kashmir government says his entry will pose a “danger” to peace and tranquillity.
Mr. Navlakha, who has been visiting Kashmir regularly to highlight alleged human rights abuses, was to have attended a book release function on that day. He was served with an order by the Budgam district Magistrate stating that his entry had been banned under Section 144.
Since there was no flight back to Delhi in the evening he spent the night at the Humhama police station. He was sent back on Sunday.
Angana Chatterji, U.S.-based convener of the International People's Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Kashmir (IPTK), criticised the detention of Mr. Navlakha, a member of IPTK, and said such acts targeted and obstructed the work of the Tribunal.
Good work by administration..the $#%^ should have been deported out of desh long ago!
Wonder if the J&K govt is "communal"/fascist now since he has mentioned about how fascist Gujarat govt doesnt allow him in. Also, notice who is criticizing his detention ( another fav motorham of BRF)!!!