Srinagar: A special TADA court has issued non-bailable warrants against former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister G M Shah, breakaway Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik and National Front chief Nayeem Ahmed Khan in a 19-year-old case of organising an alleged anti-India rally here on August 20, 1987.
Additional judge Asmat Hussain also took strong notice of absence of the accused from the court despite summons being issued to them and posted the next hearing of the case on March 11.While hearing the case, the judge issued non-bailable warrants against the former chief minister, Geelani, Malik and Khan. The other accused in the case, including Gazi Nisar, Abdul Ghani Lone, Hilal Beigh and Omar Mukhtar have since died. The case related to organising an alleged anti-India rally at Iqbal Park here on August 20, 1987 by the erstwhile Muslim United Front (MUF). It was alleged that the leaders resorted to contempt of the Indian constitution and the national tricolour was also set ablaze. The police later registered a case against 24 people, accusing them of anti-national activities. The court had last month issued summons to 24 people, including Shah, Geelani, Malik and Khan.