Indian police have arrested their own female officer in occupied Kashmir for chanting the slogan “This is our Kashmir” and accused her of obstructing an operation in the occupied valley.
According to the reports, the Indian police said that they have also fired the female officer.
In the video, which went viral on social media, the woman was heard shouting at Indian soldiers and saying, “This is our Kashmir.”
A statement from the police said, “resisted the search party,” turned violent and made statements “glorifying violent actions of terrorists.”
The officer was arrested and fired and charged under India’s anti-terrorism law, it added.
The sacked officers in India were special police officers, lower-ranking police officers who were recruited primarily for counter-insurgency operations.
Indian law enforcement officers have often been accused of aiding Kashmiris who have been fighting for independence from occupying Indian forces for decades.
It should be noted that the anti-terrorism law in India is considered a black law by human rights activists.
The law was amended in 2019 to allow the government to declare a person a terrorist, and the police were allowed to detain a person declared a terrorist for six months without providing any evidence.
Meanwhile, UN human rights experts have released a letter to the Indian government in which they denounce the seizure of semi-autonomous Kashmir by New Delhi in 2019 and the implementation of various administrative changes through new laws.
It may be recalled that on August 5, 2019, India ended the special status of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and added it directly to the administration of Delhi.
India has deployed additional troops and paramilitary forces along with the lockdown and operations are underway to quell violent protests in the region.