Published On: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2022
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Political prisoners in Kashmir are subject to inhuman & degrading treatment by misuse of anti-terrorism laws, says Kashmiri delegation

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GENEVA: Political prisoners in Kashmir are subject to inhuman and degrading treatment by misuse of anti-terrorism laws which are in contravention to international standards.

 

Kashmiri delegation including Raja Fahim Kayani, President of Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK, Altaf Hussain Wani, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, Sardar Amjad Yousuf and Mohtarma Shamim Shawl held a presser at Geneva Press Club highlighting the state suppression of Modi-led Indian racist regime on political prisoners of occupied Kashmir.

 

It was said that India has been failed in suppressing freedom struggle and resorted to inhuman tactics like slapping inhuman laws like Unlawful Protection Activities Act (UAPA), and other anti terror laws on Kashmiri leadership. Muhammad Yaseen Malik has been given life imprisonment without any fair process or trial while political leaders like Shabir Ahmed Shah, Masrat Alam Butt, Naeem Ahmed Khan, Asya Andrabi, Qasim Faktu, Altaf Shah and others are put behind bars on fake and fabricated charges.

 

While explaining crackdown on dissent they also demanded the release of well known Human Rights activist Khurum Parveez and Ashan Untoo who are strong advocates of human rights.

 

The presser also unearthed the nefarious design of Indian state to change the demography of occupied Kashmir and convert a Muslim majority state into a BJP dominated fascists. The gagging of local media is unprecedented as journalists are targeted and jailed on the account of publishing stories of human rights violations.

 

The delegates urged international community to take notice of unprecedented situation in Kashmir where first statehood was abolished and later the crackdowns and take encounters see no limit.

 

The scars of Indian atrocities are so deep that even the decades won’t heal it. Kashmiris have declined Indian model of development and termed it as an effort to establish fake normalisation. Delegates criticised the new normal in Kashmir where dissent is crime, freedom of speech is non existent and political space has been shrunk.

 

The delegates concluded presser by demanding India to allow UN fact finding mission to Indian occupied Kashmir to access the situation on ground. The presser condemned in strong terms the ongoing spree of extra judicial and summary executions of Kashmir youth and demolishing of public properties.