Indian forces martyr two more Kashmiri youth in occupied Kashmir

Monitoring Desk

SRINAGAR: Indian forces martyred two more Kashmiri youth in Islamabad district of Indian occupied Kashmir on Monday.

According to Kashmir Media Service reports, the youth were martyred by Indian occupied forces during a violent cordon and search operation at Bidoora-Achabal in Islamabad district,

The Indian forces cordoned off the area before launching the operation with mobile internet services suspended in the district to avoid protests.

A human rights group, Amnesty International, had last week said the Indian government is widely misusing law allowing for detention without trial in Occupied Kashmir.

Head of Amnesty International India Aakar Patel said the Public Safety Act is a “lawless law” under which the authorities hold children, old people and the disabled.

He said this act is contributing to inflaming tensions between the state authorities and local populace and must be immediately repealed.

According to the statement, the Public Safety Act circumvents the criminal justice system in Kashmir to undermine accountability, transparency and respect for human rights. It said, the text of the PSA violates several of India’s obligations under international human rights law, including respecting detainees’ fair trial rights.