Srinagar, April 29, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah have said that there is no democracy in Jammu and Kashmir and the people are being ruled by Indian police and army.
The APHC Chairman in a media interview while commenting on a statement of Congress leader and former Indian Minister, Mani Shanker Aiyar said that Congress had been in power in India for most of the time but unfortunately their policies had remained anti-Kashmir. He maintained that the Congress leaders were hoodwinking and keeping people in India in dark about the realities in Kashmir.
The Congress leader had endorsed the fact that police killed youth and young children during 2008-2010.
Shabbir Ahmad Shah said that hundreds of young boys detained in different jails of the occupied territory under draconian law, Public Safety Act were facing miserable plight.
APHC leader, Zafar Akbar Butt during meetings in different areas of Beerwa said that the people in occupied Kashmir were feeling insecure due to invoking of draconian laws and heavy deployments of Indian troops in the territory.
The Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League in a statement castigated India and its puppet regime in the territory for denying basic facilities to the Kashmiri political detainees including Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo, Masarrat Aalam Butt and Nayeem Ahmad Khan.
Civil society groups in occupied Kashmir through a joint resolution passed at the end of a roundtable organized by the Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies in Srinagar rejected the proposed Police Bill 2013 and termed it as anti-people and in contravention of international laws.
The function was addressed by former DIG Prisons, Sahibzada Rafiq, Shakeel Qalandar, Dr. Shakeel Romshu, Dr Javed Iqbal, legal expert Zafar Shah, Hameeda Nayeem, Abdul Majid Zargar, Z G Mohammad, Dr Sheikh Showkat Hussain, Faiz Bakshi, M Azim Tuman, Rouf Tramboo, Dr Rouf Mohiudin, M A Kirmani, Anwar Ashai and Fazal Ilahi.
An international study on Armed Conflict And Children’s Health by Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, US, has said that children born during the 90s in the Kashmir Valley are more likely to have a stunted growth, poor performance at schools and sickness throughout their life.
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