Pro-separatist rights activist not allowed to enter Valley

Last Updated: Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 18:52

Srinagar: New Delhi-based writer and
rights activist Gautam Navlakha, known for his pro-separatist
views, was on Saturday not allowed by police to enter the Kashmir
Valley, officials said.

Navlakha, who arrived from Delhi this afternoon, was
detained at the Srinagar Airport and ordered to return to the
national capital.
"He has been restrained from entering under section 144
CrPC. The orders have been issued by the District Magistrate,"
Senior Superintendent of Police for Budgam district Uttam
Chand said.
Navlakha, a frequent traveller to the Valley for last
two decades, has written extensively about alleged human
rights violations in the state and is a consulting editor of a
leading magazine.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 18:52

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