Srinagar,February 24,017 CNS: Senior separatist leader and president Anjuman Shari Shian Aga Syed Hasan Almosvi Alsafvi Friday hailed Amnesty International report in which the watchdog group has criticized the Indian government for using the “crude, colonial-era” sedition law to silence its critics.
While commenting on the Amnesty International’s report on human rights violations in various parts of India, Aga Hasan said it stands an eye-opener for the world powers and the UN that has been maintaining studied silence over the poor record of rights in the country.
Amnesty while reporting facts about uprising in 2016, has stated that the crude, colonial-era sedition law was unleashed to silence dissenting voices including government’s critics”.
He said the report has vindicated our stand that the state and the non-state actors under the present dispensation have virtually turned India into a terrible place to live as a free human being.
Addressing people at Markazi Imambara Budgam, Aga Hasan said that during 2016 uprising Government Forces let loose a reign of terror across Kashmir. He said even International Human Rights organizations were not allowed to visit Kashmir. Expressing concern over the plight of detainees booked under Public Safety Act (PSA), Aga Hasan said these detainees are not being released despite the court directions.
He castigated government for arresting elderly People’s League Chairman Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori. (CNS)