Srinagar, March 06, 2013 (PPI-OT): India’s well known social activist and Supreme Court lawyer, Prashant Bhushan has urging New Delhi to urgently resolve the Kashmir dispute, saying that “no Kashmiri is safe in any part of India as communal forces are ruling the country.”
Bhushan told a Srinagar-based news agency that “In Kashmir Army is responsible for suppression, while in India communal forces including extremist Hindu outfits are busy in terrorizing Kashmiri people who manage their affairs in different parts of India.”
“How can you expect that a Kashmiri is safe in India when police can do encounter of anybody even an Indian in any part of the country,” he asked.
Commenting on the mysterious death of Kashmiri student, Mudasir Ahmad Malla, in Hyderabad Deccan on Saturday, Bhushan said that Kashmiri people managing their affairs in different states of India were not secure.
He said there is lawlessness in whole country. “Not speaking of Kashmiri people even a common Indian is not safe in India. All over country police is indulging in fake encounters. Hindu-sponsored terrorism is on peak. No one is safe here. The reality is that Kashmiris are being maltreated and suppressed by communal forces in every corner of the country,” Bhushan added.
He said the execution of Mohammad Afzal Guru exposed India all over the world. “The way Afzal was not allowed to meet his family before his execution exposed India, and people of Kashmir came to know about the real face of India. I sincerely believe that Kashmir is an issue and it needs to be resolved. The early India will resolve it, the better it will be for it,” Bhushan said, adding that policies of New Delhi towards Kashmir “are full of fallacies.”
Urging government of India to repeal draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir and North East, Bhushan said that AFSPA was the root cause of every evil in Kashmir.
“Army is suppressing people in the garb of this contentious Act and it must be abolished.
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