‘Steep rise in infringement of human rights in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, December 10, 2020 (PPI-OT): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the President of Jammu and Kashmir National Conference, Farooq Abdullah, has said that the unilateral and unconstitutional abrogation of Kashmir’s special status has coincided with a steep rise in the infringement of fundamental and human rights.

Farooq Abdullah in his message on the International Human Rights Day in Srinagar said, the honour of the people has been compromised and downgraded on every account since the spiteful measures of August 5, 2019 were undertaken by the ruling BJP by giving a ditch to all established constitutional norms. He said, the months that followed the August 5th 2019 measures saw rise in the human rights violations of people in face of disallowing people to pray, blocking communication channels and snatching exclusive jobs rights of local youth.

He said, far from providing jobs to the youth, the Indian authorities showed door to thousands of employed youth. He added that 16 months had passed, the much touted promise of ruling BJP on the creation of job extravaganza was yet to see light of the day. He said Indian government’s grinding of fundamental rights of the Kashmiri didn’t stop there; the right to freedom of religion had also been in jeopardy since August 05, last year.

Farooq Abdullah said, putting restrictions on political leaders has sadly become the order of the day. Mehbooba Mufti has been locked up inside her home once again, he said, adding that such blatant violation of freedom to move, assemble and speak is a badge that the incumbent Indian government wears proudly.

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