IOK HC refuses to return finding on seized TeH publications
Srinagar, August 01 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, refusing to return the finding whether the publication of seized calendars and diaries of the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani-led Tehreek-e-Hurriyet amounts to unlawful activity, the High Court has asked the police to proceed in its investigation in the case in a fair and transparent manner.
The directions were passed by a single bench of the High Court in a petition filed by Syed Ali Gilani and his associates in 2011, wherein they had challenged the seizure of calendars and diaries by the police, which had been published by Tehreek-e-Hurriyet.
The calendars and diaries, published for 2012, were meant for public distribution by the Tehreek-e-Hurriyet.
“There is reason to desist from embarking on an exercise to analyse the material in question to find out its meaning and import. In the circumstances, it would not be proper for this court to deal with the merits of the case and try to find out whether the publication and distribution of the seized material, having regard to its contents, amounts to unlawful activity,” Justice Hasnain Masoodi observed in his orders.
He refused to return the findings on whether the publication of the seized material amounted to unlawful activity. The court had reserved its final orders in the petition on April 11.
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