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Rashtra Seva Dal host 'People's Response to Kashmir' Seminar in Bangalore, Chennai and Jaipur PDF Print E-mail


Seminar Excerpts:-

Dr. Suresh Khairnar who has recently returned from Kashmir after spending a meaningful time to witness the situation on ground. Apart from meeting commoners, Dr. Khairnar also met media professionals, separatist leaders and a few mainstream leaders in his trip. Since his return he has been travelling all across India conducting interactive sessions with people from diverse sects of Indian civil society to share his recent Kashmir experiences.   Dr. Khairnar talked about the  peoples fate who experienced extreme violence ,Most still had post-traumatic stress disorder and narrates the over use of lethal weapons like pellet guns. He extends his sympathy to all people who have lost their lives, eyes or their body organs to the bullets and pellets.

The Bandh in Kashmir is more than six months old.  Suffering there for common men and women is untold. When the central and state governments are apparently insensitive to this problem, it is the responsibility of Indian civil society to respond to this situation and make effort to revoke the Bandh that has brought life to a grinding halt.

He explained the war in terms of a policy driven more by the political interests of political players on both sides of the LOC than any ethical jurisdictions. A re-occurring theme throughout the seminar was that we cannot simply look at the past to predict the future: we are living in a fundamentally changing world.

Dr.Khairnar explained the factors associated with conflict and point towards the social, economic, political fragility and legitimised torture in the Kashmir region. His personal experience after his visit to Kashmir valley is quite different now from what one might expect based on the daily news we consume. The lecture reminded the responsibility of the state to Protect and Transitional Justice for every citizen.

Delegates from various section of the society attended and participated.

RSD is organizing ‘Chalo Kashmir’ campaign on March 23; and these seminars were the part of the nationwide awareness programme.

Activists demand repeal of UAPA in the grand seminar convened at Mumbai PDF Print E-mail

13 March 2017, MUMBAI: At the time, when the trial of hundreds of cases charged under the draconian law, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, UAPA is in pending and thousands of victims languishing in jails for a prolonged period, a host of activists, intellectuals, experts have called for the repeal of UAPA, here on Saturday (11th March) at Birla Matushri Hall.

altIn the grand seminar, organized by the “People’s Movement Against UAPA”, the common opinion that emerged was that the experience in India with respect to the clauses and operation part of the counter-terrorism laws is that, they violate the basic rights, alienate the marginal and minority communities.

The seminar with the theme of “Repeal UAPA Now” was inaugurated by justice Suresh Hosbet, former Justice of Bombay High Court. He expressed his views regarding the seriousness of the Black Laws in India. He spoke about invoking of the [Armed Forces (Special) Power Act], ASPFA Law in Kashmir and how it’s dangerous to the life of people living there. Every alternate day there is curfew; schools are closed almost all the time, every day innocent people are killed. He gave detailed information about the draconian UAPA Law. Under the UAPA, 2,150 people are detained for almost 10 to 15 years in jail. Any person raising their wise for Kashmir people he will be put in jail under this Law.


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Repeal Draconian UAPA Law

Shri. Pranab Kumar Mukherjee,

His Excellency the President of India,

Rashtrapati Bhavan,

New Delhi.


Misuse of draconian laws, either special or general, has become so widespread that one is inclined altto believe that these enactments are instruments of harassment and repression with political objectives.

The manner, in which Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) is being applied by the law enforcement agencies in various states of the country, clearly shows that it has been used indiscriminately. With UAPA, the authorities having unlimited power to arrest, detain and slap any punishment on anybody anytime merely on the basis of ‘suspicion’ and ‘surmise’.


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