Delhi police book Kashmiri activist under sedition charges » Kashmir Media Service

New Delhi, September 06 (KMS): A Special Cell of Delhi Police has lodged an FIR against noted Kashmiri political activist, Shehla Rasheed, under sedition charges over her comments about human rights violations by Indian Army in occupied Kashmir.

Shehla Rasheed in a series of tweets had said that the Indian Army was involved in human rights abuses amid a clampdown in occupied Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370 by the Indian government. She stated that human rights abuses were being carried out in the occupied territory to serve the agenda of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.

On the other hand, Indian Home Ministry, under the guise of creating job opportunities for the Kashmiri youth, has planned to raise two additional battalions, one each of the Border Security Force and the Central Reserve Police Force, for occupied Kashmir. The roadmap to raise the battalions is being prepared just a month after abrogation of occupied Kashmir’s special status and splitting it into two Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, which will come into existence on 31st October, this year. Kashmir is already among the most militarized zones in the world and now India is deploying more troops to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing indigenous freedom movement.

The Indian National Congress leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad, in a statement in New Delhi said that the BJP government was pursuing blind law in occupied Kashmir which caused a lot of harm to India and its Constitution and a month had passed since people were detained in the territory. Congress spokesperson, Manish Tewari, said the situation in Kashmir is strange and scary for the last one month. He said that all the political people in Kashmir who were considered pro-India politicians were either arrested or detained and there were many people who were not involved in politics and belonged to different professions were also under arrest.

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