Senior advocate Nazir Ronga detained by Police in Srinagar, says family

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Jammu Kashmir Police have arrested senior advocate and member of JK High Court Bar Association, Nazir Ahmad Ronga, during a late-night raid at his home in Srinagar, according to his family.

My father, Adv. N.A. Ronga, the Chairman of the J&K High Court Bar Association, has just been arrested in a deeply disturbing turn of events. At 1:10 am, a contingent of J&K Police arrived at our home without any arrest warrant, merely stating, “It’s an order from above” (“uper se order hai”). We are left in a state of shock and profound distress. We can only hope this is not another instance of the PSA being misused to intimidate the members of the J&K High Court Bar Association,” his son Umair Ronga wrote on X.

 

He further informed The Indian Express that during a medical examination this morning, the police informed him that his father had been booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA). “We were told that he will be detained in a Jammu jail,” he added.

 

Meanwhile, the former chief minister of Jammu Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti has condemned the detention. “The cycle of violence continues unabated in J&K that too in areas which rarely witnessed militancy. Everyday soldiers are being martyred. GOI hasnt only failed to end militancy but is venting its frustration by launching a vicious crackdown on helpless Kashmiris. Nazir Ronga is the latest victim of its oppressive actions,” she said.

 

The Jammu Kashmir Police has not issued any statement in connection to Ronga’s arrest so far.


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