‘Arbitrary arrests in IIOJK aimed at terrorising freedom-loving Kashmiris’

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Arbitrary arrests in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) are aimed at terrorising the freedom-loving Kashmiris.

The political experts and analysts in their interviews and statements in Srinagar said Indian police in its fresh arrest spree detained at least 18 youth in Rajouri district of the territory. They said draconian laws such as Public Safety Act (PSA) and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) are being employed for arbitrary detentions of people in the occupied territory. They said political activists, religious leaders, media men, human rights defenders and even ordinary Kashmiris are being implicated in false cases in IIOJK. India is using anti-terror laws to detain the common Kashmiris, they added.

The political experts and analysts said the arbitrary arrests manifest frustration of the Modi-led fascist Indian regime to subdue Kashmiris. They said politically motivated arrests are clearly meant to stifle the voice of freedom in the territory. Arbitrary arrests of human rights activists is clear evidence of India’s state-terrorism in IIOJK, they maintained.

They lamented that the Modi regime was hell bent on destroying all peaceful means of resolving the lingering Kashmir dispute. The arrest of political activists, rights defenders and journalists is a matter of shame for so-called democratic India, they added.

The analysts said that India must be held accountable for its continued crackdown against innocent Kashmiris and the United Nations and other human rights organizations must put pressure on India to settle the dispute according to the will of the Kashmiri people.—KMS