SUCI(C) strongly condemns killing of two youths in Kashmir during an army campaign, renews demand for scrapping AFSPA

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Comrade Provash Ghosh, General Secretary, SUCI(C), issued the following statement on 21-04-2015 :-

The Central Committee of the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) in strongest terms condemns the killing of the two youths in Tral during an army campaign recently and another 16 year old youth during the protest demonstration at Narabal in Budgam district on 18 April, 2015. These incidents clearly demonstrate the unbridled powers given to the army and para-military forces in the valley to do anything at their will. As far as the death of the 16 year old youth named Suhail is concerned, it has been reported in the media that he was first detained by the security forces and asked questions before he was shot dead. These incidents again stress on the need to scrap the draconian anti-people Acts like the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), 1990, the Kashmir Public Safety Act, 1978 and finally the J&K Disturbed Areas Act.

The Central Committee appeals to the people of the country including Kashmir to build up a strong and united democratic-secular peoples’ movement against these anti-people Acts and force the Central and state governments to withdraw these Acts. Such a movement, the Central Committee considers, will pave way for the real integration of the people of Kashmir with the people of India.

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