draconian laws


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draconian laws

included severe punishments prescribed by Draco, their codifier. [Gk. Hist.: NCE, 791]
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Addressing a function in Islamabad on Monday, he said twenty two days day or 528 hours of day and night curfew have passed and 12 million innocent people have been brutally cut off from world through modern iron curtain and draconian laws imposed by Indian security forces.
Addressing a function here on Monday, he said twenty two days day or 528 hours of day and night curfew have passed and 12 million innocent people have been brutally cut off from world through modern iron curtain and draconian laws imposed by Indian security forces.
'We want to also reiterate our commitment as stated in the 21st point of the Pakatan Harapan manifesto, to abolish all draconian laws, including the Sedition Act 1948, in the interest of freedom of speech and basic human rights, as guaranteed by the Federal Constitution,' they said.
Speaking of abortion laws in Northern Ireland, she said: "What I find absolutely amazing about the outrage about Donald Trump and Alabama changing their abortion laws is that in our own country we have even more draconian laws.
Instead, these draconian laws go against India's interests since they further fuel animosity, hatred and dissent amongst Indian controlled Kashmir, and rightly so when the disabled, women and children of Indian controlled Kashmir are not safe from this tyrannical law.
'Indian draconian laws, including the Public Safety Act, which are in blatant violation of fundamental human rights, which grant immunity to Indian occupation forces to operate with impunity, to arrest (upto two years without trial) and kill innocent Kashmiris, without any fear of prosecution, have also been strongly criticized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UK All Party Parliamentary Kashmir Group,' the FO said.
Indian draconian laws, including the Public Safety Act, which are in blatant violation of fundamental human rights, which grant immunity to Indian occupation forces to operate with impunity, to arrest (upto two years without trial) and kill innocent Kashmiris, without any fear of prosecution, had also been strongly criticized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UK All Party Parliamentary Kashmir Group, the FO statement said.
The statement said,'Pakistan expect the Government of India to ensure the well-being of Yasin Malik, including provision of adequate health care and call upon the international community to impress upon India to desist from such inhuman actions, abolish draconian laws like PSA and Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), which perpetuate Indian atrocities in IoK, stop harassing and victimizing Kashmiris in IOK and expedite the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in line with the UNSC resolutions and the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.'
Islamabad called upon the international community to ask India to desist from inhuman actions and abolish its draconian laws.
Ms Mullick, who is chairperson of the Pakistan Peace and Culture organisation, in a statement on Saturday said that brutal Indian authorities believed that they could silence the powerful voice of Kashmiri people by banning Yasin Malik's party and putting him behind bars under draconian laws. But, she added, the Indian authorities should keep in mind that such tactics would serve no purpose, rather they would further complicate things for the occupation forces.
The resolutions say that Indian troops should be held accountable for the war crimes and their powers under draconian laws be withdrawn with immediate effect.
About the draconian laws, the IFJ said that the Armed Forces Special Powers Act which gives sweeping powers to military personnel and public security laws like the Public Safety Act 1978 of Kashmir, which provides for detention without trial of persons, including journalists, for acting in any manner prejudicial to security of state or maintenance of public order-are broad in scope and allow restrictions to be placed on the media.