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Amnesty terms PSA lawless law, demands repeal

Srinagar, October 18, 2012 (PPI-OT):  The human rights watchdog, Amnesty International has reiterated that the draconian law, Public Safety Act effective in occupied Kashmir is a lawless law that must be revoked. A three-member team of the Amnesty headed by its Director Programme for India, Shashi Kumar Velath, talking to newsmen in Srinagar expressed serious concern over the lack of determination by the authorities to repeal the law.


The team observed that detaining a person on mere suspicion was a human rights violation and anyone detained must be produced before a court of law. The other two members of the Amnesty included Ms Sunita and Rahilla Narchoor.


The members of team met the APHC Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, JKLF Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and other leaders in Srinagar, today. The rights situation in the territory was discussed at length.


The veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani addressing a press conference in Srinagar, today, warned India and its puppet regime that people would come out on streets if they did not refrain from settling non-locals in Kashmir. He denounced the India’s conspiracies to change the demography of the territory.


Senior APHC leader, Agha Syed Hassan Al Moosvi speaking at a function in Chadoora said that anti-people policies of India in the occupied territory were aimed at victimising the Kashmiris for their pro-freedom sentiments.


Jamaat-e-Islami of occupied Kashmir and Chief Patron of Jammu Kashmir Mahaz-e-Azadi, Muhammad Azam Inqilabi in their separate statements strongly condemned the brutal torture on liberation leader, Mushtaq-ul-Islam at Udhampur Jail in Jammu.


The President of High Court Bar Association of occupied Kashmir, Zafar Qureshi, addressing a programme to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Abdul Qadir Sailani Advocate in Srinagar reaffirmed the commitment to continue peaceful struggle for securing the right to self-determination of the Kashmiris.


On the other hand, a large number of people staged a protest demonstration at main chowk of Uri town against the construction of Indian army bunkers in Churunda village.
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