29 July 2020.
An FIR is registered by the Delhi Police against M.S Sajid, National President of the student organization Campus Front of India under IPC sections 504 and 153 for a twitter post by him. Sajid , PhD scholar in JNU, had condemned in the post the ongoing violation of human rights in Kashmir.
Everybody in the world knows that the fundamental rights enshrined in the constitution and as well the basic human rights of the people of Kashmir are under extreme pressure since the central government repealed Article 370 and locked up the state. There is total ban on reporting anything against official bulletins.
On July 8, 2019 a 43-page report released by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has raised serious concerns about abuses by state and central security forces and armed groups in Kashmir.
On January 10, 2020 New York based Human Rights Watch issued a statement which alleges that thousands of people are arbitrarily arrested and released in Kashmir valley only after promising not to criticize the government. The report also said that even the police had admitted that at least 144 children had been detained.
When these violations are internationally condemned, it is strange that an Indian citizen should not be allowed to air concern about rights violation of his fellow citizens. Speaking truth is a fundamental right in a democracy.
NCHRO condemns the action of Delhi Police against M.S.Sajid, and demands that the FIR against him should be dropped forthwith.