Rights of people being continuously violated: Tarigami

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, leader of Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI-M), Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, human rights of people are being violated by detaining them under draconian laws like Unlawful Activities (Preven-tion) Act (UAPA) and Public Safety Act (PSA).

Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami in a statement is-sued in Srinagar said this situation has seen an alarming rise after the unconstitutional and un-democratic scrapping of special status of the terri-tory in August 2019 and subsequent clampdown.

He deplored that freedom of expression, which was a fundamental human right enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, was continuously being trampled.

Tarigami said, Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA), a lawless law that enables the Indian forces to act with impunity, has led to atrocity after atrocity on the civilian population in the territory after its implementation in 1990. The AFSPA, along with the PSA and UAPA and other draconian meas-ures has created a regime of impunity and brutal excesses on the civilian population, he lamented.

“There is an immediate need to repeal these dra-conian laws. Civil society, political parties and all other concerned must continue their united struggle in defence of the legitimate constitutional rights of the people. Let’s resolve to struggle for dignified life of our people,” he maintained.—KMS

 

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