Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Spokesperson Naeem Akhtar came down heavily on National Conference on World Human Rights Day Tuesday, accusing it of acting as mute spectators to unabated rights abuses in Kashmir.
“This Government has promoted rights abuses in Kashmir and it has adopted new tactics and strategies to trample and muzzle the voice of the people of Kashmir,” Akhtar told CNS adding that there is no zero tolerance on human rights violations.
“Since from the day one when NC assumed Office, hundreds of youth have been killed and it is a shame that government has adopted a criminal silence over brazen violation of human rights,” said Akhtar.
He said that PDP does not blame New Delhi for unabated rights violations in Kashmir but holds present State Government responsible. “Law and Order is a State Subject and it is the present State Government which is arresting innocent youth and even minors on the one or the other pretext. Hundreds of youth are languishing in different jails. Public Safety Act has been slapped on those people who follow a different ideology. Rights abuses have increased in a great way and people are deprived from justice,” Akhtar said.
“As head of the State, the CM is responsible for every killing and rights violation that takes place here. He had promised that no human rights violation will take place. Ironically, the promise is yet to be fulfilled. If he is sincere, he should intervene and put a bridle on these violations to restore sense of security among people,” Akhtar said adding that this Government has break all the records of rights abuses