INDIA’S ATROCITY: INDIAN AGENCY ARRESTS YOUNG KASHMIR RIGHTS ACTIVISTS

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An Indian anti-terror investigative agency raided his house and office on Monday, according to his wife, and detained him for his work as a renowned human rights activist in the restive Indian-administered Kashmir region.

Khurram Parvez was apprehended in Srinagar’s main city by agents from the National Investigation Agency (NIA), according to his wife Samina, who spoke to AFP. They also took Parvez’s mobile phone, laptop, and a few books, as well as her cell phone, from her possession.

Ms. Parvez, 42, works as a programme coordinator for the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS), a well-regarded human rights organisation in the disputed area. She also serves as chairman of the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD).

However, an arrest warrant obtained by AFP states that Parvez was detained in accordance with several provisions of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. The National Institute of Justice did not immediately release a comment about the arrest or searches (UAPA).

According to “disturbing reports,” Khurram Parvez was detained today in Kashmir and is “at danger of being prosecuted by authorities in #India with terrorism-related offences,” said Mary Lawlor, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, in a Twitter message.

In his own words, “He is not a terrorist, but a human rights defender.”

The JKCCS offices were searched by NIA officials for more than 14 hours in total.

In October of last year, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) searched Parvez’s home and office, confiscating research papers, phones, and computer hard drives.

According to her, the issue involves ‘terrorist financing.'” she said.

Ms. Parvez, 42, works as a programme coordinator for the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS), a well-regarded human rights organisation in the disputed area. She also serves as chairman of the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD).

However, an arrest warrant obtained by AFP states that Parvez was detained in accordance with several provisions of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. The National Institute of Justice did not immediately release a comment about the arrest or searches (UAPA).

According to “disturbing reports,” Khurram Parvez was detained today in Kashmir and is “at danger of being prosecuted by authorities in #India with terrorism-related offences,” said Mary Lawlor, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, in a Twitter message.

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