The impunity provided to the troops and police personnel through draconian laws like Armed Forces Special Powers Act
, Disturbed Areas Act and Public Safety Act gave them the licence to kill and harass the people and ransack their possession without being questioned and the tragedy is that the burden of proof is shifted on the victims.
President AJK said that FOK-I under the dynamic leadership of Ghazala has made laudable efforts for demanding an end to repression in IOK, a ban on the use of lethal 12-gauge pellet-firing shotguns and the repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act
and the Public Safety Acts, which are being used as instruments to brutalize the people of IOK.
ISLAMABAD: The entire Indian state of Nagaland has been declared a disturbed area for six more months, till December-end, under the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act
(AFSPA), the move clearly shows growing resentment in Nagaland against Delhi.
Summary: Samastipur (Bihar) [India], Apr 24 (ANI): Attacking Congress president Rahul Gandhi, BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday said that the Armed Forces Special Powers Act
(AFSPA) will not be repealed even if another Gandhi comes after him.
The MEPs in their letter had communicated concerns over the use of draconian laws, such as Armed Forces Special Powers Act
(AFSPA) and Public Safety Act (PSA) which accord virtual impunity to the Indian occupation forces in IoK.
The report highlighted the Armed Forces Special Powers Act
and Public Safety Act as 'draconian laws' under which 'Indian occupation forces are committing human rights abuses in IoK with impunity'.
The comprehensive report, prepared by the UK Parliament's All-Party Parliamentary Kashmir Group (APPKG), has highlighted 'the draconian laws', including the Armed Forces Special Powers Act
and Public Safety Act, 'under the garb of which Indian occupation forces are committing human rights abuses in IoK with impunity'.
He fully endorsed the OHCHR's recommendations to fully respect the right to self-determination of the people of Kashmir as protected under international law; for India to urgently repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act
and the Public Safety Act: the two draconian laws; and establishing a Human Rights Council (HRC) Commission of Inquiry to conduct a comprehensive international investigation into human rights violations in IOK.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear on August 20 a plea against the dilution of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act
that gives immunity to military personnel from prosecution for their actions in disturbed and insurgency-hit areas.
Both the leaders discussed in detail the report released by the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human rights which categorically highlights the massive human right violations taking place in IOK and the protection provided to the Indian security personnel under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act
and the Public Safety Act.
The Armed Forces Special Powers Act
(AFSPA), a controversial law, that is applicable in the disputed region, gives protection to Indian soldiers against human rights violations.
Besides, Armed Forces Special Powers Act
(AFSPA) and other draconian laws should be repealed with army sent to barracks,' he said.