Police Bill 2013 an effort to institutionalize lawlesseness: Mirwaiz


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The Hurriyat (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has expressed serious concern over the police draft bill 2013 tabled by the government which it plans to make legislation.

In a statement, Mirwaiz said the passing of the Police Bill-2013 by the government would mean arming forces with legal impunity. He said the draft bill is an effort to institutionalize the lawlessness in Jammu and Kashmir. He said the bill, if passed, would leave the Kashmiris on the mercy of civil militia like Ikhwan and VDC’s.

The Chairman said the people were already suffering due to the draconian laws like AFSPA, DAA, and PSA. He said the current police bill will be a further addition to these repressive laws and it would thus increase the woes of the people.

Mirwaiz said that on one hand the government was publicly claiming for AFSPA revocation, but on the other it was working hard to legalise the police bill which would practically turn Jammu and Kashmir into a police state.

He said that instead of making people involved in murders and spreading repression and terror accountable before public and institutions, the government was practically arming them with unbridled powers and providing them with laws which would provide them legal immunity for committing further brutal acts.

Mirwaiz said this bill, if passed would mean that government wants to promote its way of thinking by using fear and terror among the masses, adding, and use these repressive laws against those who would raise their voice against this militarized system.

Instead of addressing public issues in the State Assembly, Mirwaiz said these so called representatives were busy in passing anti-people laws. He said that such act on their part was highly condemnable. He said passing such draconian bill amounts to award collective punishment to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

He said that that passing such a draconian bill is also an unsuccessful effort to break the will of Kashmiri resistance leadership and people from further pursuing the freedom struggle. He said the people would vehemently oppose the current police bill 2013 and if they needed would come on roads to protest it.


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