London, February 10 : The Executive Director of Kashmir Centre London, Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl, while welcoming the Human Rights Watch’s letter to the European Council and the European Commission, hoped that the EU institutions would take serious notice of the letter, which had urged them to take up punitive or black laws like Armed Forces Special Powers Act with the Indian government during their dialogue in New Delhi.
Professor Nazir Ahmad Shawl in a statement issued in London, said that Human Rights Watch had correctly pleaded the fact that black laws particularly AFSPA had led to widespread human rights violations and sufferings in Jammu & Kashmir and in the North Eastern states.
Indian government’s failure to revoke the aforementioned laws should remain a mater of great concern to the international community and institutions like UN Council, United Nations Human Rights Commissioner and United Nations Secretary General, he added.
“The people in uniform are not brought to justice for their criminal acts as they stand protected by theses laws.”
He said, in the garb of maintenance of security innocent people fall victims to India’s organised manipulations.
Professor Shawl hoped the European Council and the European Commission would take a serious notice of Brad Adam’s letter.
The Executive Director Shawl also condemned the shifting of hundreds of prisoners from Srinagar Central Jail to different prisons, outside the Kashmir Valley against the court orders.
“This amounts to miscarriage of justice,” he remarked.