J-K Govt misusing AFSPA, PSA: Jamaat-e-Islami

Srinagar: Expressing concern and anguish over the prevailing situation in the Kashmir valley, the Jamaat-e- Islami today alleged the Jammu and Kashmir government is misusing Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and public safety act (PSA).

"The common masses have been deprived of all their fundamental human rights... Draconian laws like AFSPA and PSA are widely misused against the people who demand their inherent right of self determination," Jamat spokesman Zahid Ali said in a statement here.

"Brute force is being used against the peaceful masses protesting against state-sponsored oppression which resulted in the death of 11 innocent youths including a nine year child just in a week," he said.