Srinagar, March 27, 2013 (PPI-OT): The speakers at a conference held under the auspices of High Court Bar Association of occupied Kashmir, paid rich tributes to the prominent human rights activist, Jaleel Andrabi on his martyrdom anniversary, today. The speakers also criticised the proposed police reforms bill, saying that it would cause further increase in the human rights violations in the territory.
They said that under the bill, police would get more powers and would not be brought to justice. The veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani in his telephonic address said that the sacrifices of Kashmiris including Jaleel Andrabi would not be allowed to go waste but would definitely bring positive results.
He said that the occupation authorities had converted the territory into a police state. Besides other intellectuals and lawyers, the bar President, Zafar Qureshi, Mina Abdul Qayoom, Nazir Ahmad Ranga, Mir Hafizullah, Dr Anwar Ishai, Arshad Andrabi, Naheeda Nasreen, Muhammad Amin Butt, Abdul Majeed Zargar and Altaf Ahmad addressed the conference. It is to be mentioned Jaleel Andrabi was abducted by Indian troops on March 8 in 1996 in Srinagar and later brutally killed in custody.
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