Chairman, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai on Thursday condemned slapping of draconian PSA on scores of youth across Kashmir region.
In a statement issued here, Sehrai “It is a sheer injustice and illustrates brazen display of invocation of draconian law. The cases against dozens of youths, leaders and activists are filed under this infamous law and shifted to different jails even far-flung areas is travesty of justice and fundamental rights and deserves all forms of condemnation,” he said. “Slapping PSAs on pro-freedom leaders and activists have always been a tool of the rulers to try and force the people and leadership and the ongoing freedom struggle into submission,” he said, adding “Such moves have been tested in the past and failed to make the people of Kashmir surrender before the Delhi’s military might and the state government’s policies of coercion and repression.”
Sehrai expressed displeasure over the silence maintained by World Red Cross, ICRC and international organization for human rights and said that their negligence towards detainees is disheartening. “As they failed to oblige their duties and nor they are taking any effective step to check senseless detention of innocent people just for demanding their legitimate and promised rights by the same international bodies decades back,” he said.