Srinagar, November 30: The Hong Kong-based human rights organisation, Asian Human Rights Commission has urged India to withdraw draconian law, Armed Forces Special Powers Act from occupied Kashmir.
The Asian Human Rights Commission in its statement in Hong Kong said that the alarming number of human rights abuses committed by the Indian army under the act was depressing proof to its draconian nature. The commission has documented more than 300 cases, where the army has openly violated every expected norm of operative justice and law in places, where this law is in force.
The New Delhi-based Foreign Correspondents’ Club of South Asia and the Committee to Protect Journalists in their separate statements called for investigation into the attack by the Indian police personnel on four journalists covering a protest in Srinagar on 25th of November.
The High Court Bar Association of occupied Kashmir in a meeting in Srinagar, today, decided to observe strike in all courts, tomorrow, against the black law, Armed Forces Special Powers Act and the puppet regime’s plan to amend the Criminal Procedure Code to give more powers to the Indian armed forces operating in the occupied territory.
The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front and JKLF-R paid glowing tributes to Hyder Ali and Jamaluddin at their martyrdom anniversary today. Liberation leaders, Bashir Ahmad Butt and Javid Ahmad Mir visited Sanoor Kalipora in Beerwah, the hometown of the martyrs.
On the other hand, the harassment and loot by Indian Punjab Police have triggered panic among the Kashmiri businessmen travelling different parts of India through Punjab. Kashmiri traders are being robbed in broad daylight in the Indian state of Punjab.