Monday, 19 April 2021, 11:16:15 am
AI report slams India for its clampdown on civil liberties in IIOJ&K
April 07, 2021

The London-based rights watchdog, Amnesty International has slammed India for its clampdown on civil liberties in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir as well as punitive lockdown in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Amnesty International’s report said that a year after the Modi government revoked the special status of IIOJ&K, the Indian government continue to silence those who demanded accountability and imposed a harsh media blackout in the territory.

The report also pointed out that at least 18 journalists in IIOJK were physically attacked by Indian police or summoned to police stations.

It said that dissent was further suppressed when a new media policy was introduced by the government to create a sustained narrative on the functioning of the government in media.

Meanwhile, in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the troops launched massive cordon and search operations in Srinagar, Pulwama and Shopian areas of the territory.

Hurriyat leaders and organizations continued to condemn the attempts by Modi-led fascist Indian government to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing struggle for their right to self-determination.

In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti while reacting to the Modi-led fascist Indian government’s order to hoist Indian flag on buildings in Kashmir has said the order reflects a sense of insecurity on part of New Delhi regarding Jammu and Kashmir.

Talking to reporters at her Gupkar residence in Srinagar, she wondered why such orders were not issued anywhere else in India and why the directions have been issued for Indian Illegally Occupied Kashmir.

In this regard, National Conference terming it a futile exercise said the order will not bring any major revolution in IIOJK.

The NC further said the BJP keeps on flouting all rules and regulation ever since the special status of the occupied territory has been abrogated.