Srinagar, March 08, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and other Hurriyat leaders and organizations have condemned the slapping of draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) on the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, and other Hurriyat leaders and activists.
Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “The draconian law PSA is invariably invoked to deny freedom of expression. It manifests that the so-called largest democracy is practicing undemocratic and inhuman methods. The administration is practicing all the methods of coercion, oppression and arm-twisting to crush the people’s resistance.”
He expressed concern over the arrest spree and said that India despite being a signatory to the Geneva Convention was breaching its international obligations by excessively relying on detentions. He also slammed the silence maintained by the international organisations for human rights and said that their negligence towards detainees was disheartening.
The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Tehreek-e-Muzahamat, Bilal Siddiqi, in a statement in Srinagar termed the crackdown on religious and resistance leaders and activists as political vendetta. He said India has been resorting to such measures of suppression and oppression for last several decades to force people of Kashmir to surrender but would never succeed in its nefarious designs.
A spokesman for Jammu and Kashmir National Front in his statement in Srinagar strongly condemning the slapping of PSA on Muhammad Yasin Malik and others said, “This act is purely based on political vendetta which is highly condemnable.” The Jamaat-e-Islami of occupied Kashmir in its statement condemned the invoking of PSA on its Chief spokesperson, Advocate Zahid Ali, and termed it muzzling of peaceful voice by suppressive tactics.
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