Srinagar, January 16, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) has expressed serious concern over the continued human rights violations by Indian troops in the territory. The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the draconian laws including Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and Public Safety Act (PSA) were the main cause of rights violations as under the laws the troops had been given free hand to kill and harass the people of Kashmir.
He termed the recent defence of the black law, AFSPA, by the Indian Army Chief, General Bikram Singh as rubbing salt on the wounds of the Kashmiris. He said that Indian army did not want repeal of such draconian laws from the occupied territory as through it they were suppressing the ongoing liberation movement.
The APHC spokesman said that the statement of General Bikram Singh was a clear indication of the aggressive policy undertaken by the Indian government against the Kashmiris to prevent them from their just struggle for securing their right to self-determination.
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