Valley turned into ‘concentration camp’: Jama’at | KNO

Says charge sheet against Kashmiri students tantamount to deprivation freedom of speech
Valley turned into ‘concentration camp’: Jama’at | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, January 17 (KNO) : Jama’at-e-Islami said on Thursday said that the valley looks like a concentration camp where the civil population is manned by the gun-yielding forces personnel and every civilized law being blatantly violated under the shade of some black and draconian laws in force which have virtually abrogated all the fundamental freedom of the common masses,. Ina statement issued to KNO, Jama’at said, “The Indian establishment has devised a policy to harass, intimidate and subjugate the people under one pretext or the other thereby depriving them from living a dignified life according to their choice and aspirations.” They said the civilized legal system in vogue in other parts of the globe outside the valley provide a proper safeguard to the fundamental human rights which are considered to be inalienable and unassailable but here the people have no freedom available to them except that which the security establishment allow them to enjoy. “The draconian laws in force here are framed in such a way that even the fundamental rights of the people stand suspended and seem to be subject to the conditions laid down under these inhuman, undemocratic emergency laws like Public Safety Act (PSA), Armed Special Forces Powers Act (AFSPA), Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) etc,” they added. They said that here every activity is declared as unlawful which goes against the policies of the Indian forces agencies. “Now, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has spread its vicious wings over here and so far scores of innocent youth and pro-freedom leaders including Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Asiya Andrabi and her two colleagues Nahida Nasreen and Fehmeeda Sofi stand transferred to Tihar jail, New Delhi by this agency and they are being tried by the special courts which usually follow not the principles of justice but the directions of the agencies,” he added. In the meanwhile, seven students in different universities in Delhi have been charge sheeted along with three JNU student leaders for taking part in a peaceful procession in the JNU campus on the death anniversary of Afzal Guroo’s hanging in 2016 which tantamount to deprivation of the freedom of speech, Jama’at added. They added that the judicial verdict awarding death penalty to Afzal Guroo has been criticized by a number of jurists and legal luminaries of India as well as from abroad but those having political differences with the present BJP regime were targeted for participating in the function held against the hanging of Guroo. “Filing of this case against seven Kashmiri students and others is nothing but dictatorial act quite against the basic principles of democracy,” they said, expressing its great concern over the suppressive government policies against the people of Kashmir, demanded unconditional shifting of all Kashmiri detenues to the jails of the valley from Jammu and outside Jammu and Kashmir and initiating the process of trial of the cases against them in the local courts instead of the NIA or Delhi courts in the interest of justice. Furthermore, Jama’at demanded the withdrawal of the charge sheet filed against seven Kashmiri students in a Delhi court for upholding the basic principles of democracy.(KNO)