Mirwaiz condemns slapping of PSA on journalist Fahad Shah

Srinagar, March 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, incarcerated senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has strongly condemned the slapping of draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA), on noted journalist Fahad Shah by the authorities.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar said repeatedly this law is being invoked against the journalists and media to threaten them and intimidate them into submission. He said, anybody who reports facts or is critical of the Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government and its authorities in IIOJK is put behind the bars for years by invoking draconian laws, before any charge is brought against them.

The Mirwaiz said, hundreds of Hurriyat leaders, activists, youth and journalists are suffering in jails after being booked under the black laws. He said it is very sad that basic human rights are a casualty in the occupied territory and despite appeals by the UN, human rights organisations, media groups, activists and civil society members, these people have not been released.

The Mirwaiz expressed sympathy with the detainees and their families and again urged the authorities to release Fahad Shah and other Kashmiris lodged in different jails and detention centres in IIOJK and India forthwith.

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