Indian Army illegally detains children in Occupied Kashmir

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

21st Sep, 2019. 07:30 pm
Kashmir

Since India ended Kashmir’s special status on August 5, 2019, curfews have been imposed in the occupied valley till now. Today marks the 48th day since occupied Kashmir remains under severe Indian military siege.

Occupied Kashmir is currently being declared as the largest jail in the world. Where nine million people are being cut off from the world.

The occupation authorities continue to clamp curfew and snap communication services including internet, mobile, landline telephones and TV channels in the Kashmir valley.

Illegal arrests continue in the valley. Indian Army arrested unarmed Kashmiris in so-called search and siege Operations in the occupied valley.

According to the BBC report, children are being detained illegally in Indian-administered Kashmir. Underage children are arrested in allegation of stone pelting during protests in Kashmir. While the arrests are processed by the controversial law “Public Safety Act”. The law allows security forces to keep people detained for up to two years without filing the charge sheet.

Detained include political leaders, businessmen and activists.

The Indian Army said that under the Special Powers Act of the Armed Forces, paramilitary forces can take part in joint operations with the police to arrest the culprits.

Indian Army officials said that under the Armed Forces Special Power Act, law breakers are being detained. Later, they are handed over to the police after the procedure.

Indian officials also claimed that the Indian Army is proudly protecting human rights.

On the contrary, the Indian Supreme Court has ordered an inquiry to the allegations of arrest of children by Indian Army in Occupied Kashmir.

The Supreme Court of India has directed “The Juvenile Justice Committee” of Jammu and Kashmir high court for Children protection, to investigate allegations of arrest of children.

Last week, The Supreme Court of India heard a petition against the crippled situation in Indian occupied Kashmir after abrogating Article 370.

The Indian Supreme Court directed the government to restore normalcy in the valley, stating that the orders are given to Kashmir Government over the request of Farooq Abdullah’s release.

Despite the fact, no actions were taken against the siege, neither the curfew was lifted up.

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