Innocent Kashmiris rotting in jails: Mehbooba

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Srinagar, August 02, 2021 (PPI-OT):In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the PDP President, Mehbooba Mufti has said that former police officer Davinder Singh, who was caught ferrying ‘militants’ in a vehicle last year, was let off the hook by the Indian government while innocent Kashmiris rot in jails for years under anti-terror laws. Mehbooba Mufti denounced the Indian government for its double standards, saying Kashmiris are “considered guilty until proven innocent”.

Mehbooba’s remarks came after a copy of a government order dated May 20 dismissing Singh, a deputy superintendent of police, from service went viral on social media. Lt Governor Manoj Sinha had ordered Singh’s dismissal from service with “immediate effect” under Article 311 of the Constitution, according to the official order. This provision enables the government to withdraw presidential pleasure without holding an inquiry and the decision can only be contested in the high court.

“Innocent Kashmiris, arrested under anti-terror laws, rot in jails for years. For them the trial becomes the punishment. But the Indian government doesn’t want an enquiry against a cop caught red-handed with ‘militants’. Is it because he colluded with the system to orchestrate certain dodgy incidents?” Mehbooba asked in a tweet. “Whether for government job or even a passport, they (Kashmiris) are subjected to the worst kind of scrutiny. But when a policeman is known to have facilitated ‘militants’ he is let off the hook. The double standards and dirty games is obvious,” she added.

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