//‘For anything and everything’: UAPA cases are rising in Kashmir

‘For anything and everything’: UAPA cases are rising in Kashmir

The anti-terror law is being frequently invoked against protestors. Few are willing to speak about it.

Safwat Zargar

Apr 09, 2021 · 06:30 am

‘For anything and everything’: UAPA cases are rising in Kashmir
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On the morning of February 5, a grieving father led a protest march through a village in Kashmir’s Pulwama district, asking for his teenage son’s body.

The police claimed 16-year-old Ather Mushtaq was among three militants killed in a gunfight in Srinagar on December 30. But his father, Mushtaq Ahmad Wani, rejected the claim. “My son was not a militant,” he said. “I just want his dead body, nothing else.”ADVERTISEMENT