Two youth martyred in occupied Kashmir’s district of Anantnag

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SRINAGAR: Indian troops in their fresh act of barbarism martyred two Kashmiri youth in Anantnag district of occupied Kashmir, Kashmir Media Service reported on Tuesday.

The youth were martyred by occupied forces during a so-called cordon and search operation in the area.

The Indian forces cordoned off the area before launching the operation with mobile internet services suspended in the district to avoid protests.

A human rights group, Amnesty International, had last week said the Indian government is widely misusing law allowing for detention without trial in Occupied Kashmir.

Head of Amnesty International India Aakar Patel said the Public Safety Act is a “lawless law” under which the authorities hold children, old people and the disabled.

He had said this act is contributing to inflaming tensions between the state authorities and local populace and must be immediately repealed.

Read more: India misuses law in occupied Kashmir: Amnesty International report

According to the statement, the Public Safety Act circumvents the criminal justice system in Kashmir to undermine accountability, transparency and respect for human rights.

It said, the text of the PSA violates several of India’s obligations under international human rights law, including respecting detainees’ fair trial rights.

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