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JK being turned into police state: PDP

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Srinagar: Senior Peoples Democratic Party leader and former legislator Firdous Tak has accused governor administration of turning Jammu and Kashmir into police state.

“From Kashmir to Kishtwar youth are being pushed to wall. While Delhi is beating drums of democracy, hundreds of youth have been put behind bars in the name of precautionary measures”, Tak said in a statement here.

He said that after unfortunate and condemnable killing of a government employee in Kishtwar, nearly three dozen youth have been kept in illegal confinement by police.

“Earlier also some youth were kept behind bars for month but later released as they were found innocent”, he said adding that this time again police has resorted to detention spree pushing youth to the wall.

“Such measures have proved counterproductive in the past and led to resurfacing of militancy in the hilly district”, he said while demanding immediate release of all the innocent youth detained by Kishtwar police.

He further said that even the family members of these youth are not being allowed to meet their wards in contrary to the legal provisions.

“While the culprits must be identified, arrested and taken to task, the innocent youth must not face the brunt of administrative failures”, he said and questioned as why police and NIA failed to crack the murder of Parihar brothers in Kishtwar.

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