Srinagar, July 31, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has condemned the rampant use of draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA), and FIRs by the Indian authorities against youth to prolong their illegal detention.
APHC General Secretary, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi in a statement issued in Srinagar said that youth were detained on fake charges. He expressed grave concern over the use of excessive force by Indian troops and police against innocent civilians and said, “Intimidations and coercive measures cannot force people into submission.”
Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi said during cordon and search operations (CASOs), youth are mercilessly thrashed, subjected to worst humiliation, their mobile phones snatched and scrutinized. He termed it as the worst type of state terrorism. “This is the direct assault on civil liberty and fundamental rights of common masses. Denying liberty, dignity and subjecting to humiliation tantamount to gross human rights violations,” he said.
The APHC General Secretary appealed to the international human rights organizations to check the use of unbridled force and initiate impartial probe into gross human rights violations perpetrated by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir.
He condemned the Delhi-based National Investigation Agency (NIA) for harassing the resistance leadership, saying that the acts like raid on the residence of illegally detained Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, are highly deplorable. Aasiya Andrabi is presently lodged in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail.
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