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Malik warns of mass agitation in IOK

Srinagar, February 26, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik has warned of launching a mass agitation against any attempt to issue citizenship rights to non-Kashmiris in the territory.

Muhammad Yasin Malik addressing a press conference in Srinagar, today, said that the Indian government had tasked the pro-India Peoples Democratic Party to weaken the Kashmiris’ liberation movement. The JKLF Chief said that Mufti Saeed had made a political somersault after clinching votes from people of Kashmir on the pledge that he would raise voice for freedom and an end to Indian state terrorism in the territory.

In London, the global human rights watchdog, Amnesty International in its latest report on human rights situation in occupied Kashmir said that the Indian troops involved in extra-judicial killings in the name of fake encounters had not been brought to justice. The report made a mention of several high-profile human right cases including Machil and Pathribal fake encounters to point out India’s failure to take action against the culprit troops in Kashmir.

The Amnesty also took exception to the Indian government’s reluctance to revoke draconian law, Armed Forces Special Powers Act from Jammu and Kashmir. The international rights body said that the authorities continued to violate people’s rights to privacy and freedom of expression. It added that arbitrary arrests and detentions of protesters, journalists and human rights defenders persisted.

The All Parties Hurriyet Conference commenting on the Amnesty’s report in a statement in Srinagar described it as an eye-opener for the world community. The APHC said that the rights body’s mentioning of Indian army’s refusal to proceed court martial against the guilty troops was an acknowledgment of how Indian army and police had been violating human rights in the territory.

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