Public Safety Act or Personnel Score Act

Public Safety Act ( PSA) was enacted to curb timber smuggling but in Kashmir slowly and steadily it was used to crush political dissent. Hundreds have been arrested in past few weeks on account of civil agitation that erupted after the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani.




Now, PSA is not only used to crush protest but used to settle personnel scores. It is learnt that fake dossiers are being prepared on the basis of lopsided sources and ineffective policing. To add to chaos, PSAs are slapped on those whose relative is involved in resistance activity. Minors in the state as reported by the human rights organizations are also facing the wrath of PSA.
With the ineffective police station culture also known as Thana culture use of PSA goes much beyond crushing right to protest and entails also blackmailing, harassing tactics. Amnesty international had defined it as lawless , but in Kashmir the PSA is becoming not just the Lawless law but what we can safely term the Personnel score Act aimed at fulfilling vengeance and settle personnel scores.

Undoubtedly, PSA is pushing a generation to wall and via its implementation adding fuel to fire o it should be scrapped soon.
Public Safety Act ( PSA) was enacted to curb timber smuggling but in Kashmir slowly and steadily it was used to crush political dissent. Hundreds have been arrested in past few weeks on account of civil agitation that erupted after the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani.

Now, PSA is not only used to crush protest but used to settle personnel scores. It is learnt that fake dossiers are being prepared on the basis of lopsided sources and ineffective policing. To add to chaos, PSAs are slapped on those whose relative is involved in resistance activity. Minors in the state as reported by the human rights organizations are also facing the wrath of PSA.
With the ineffective police station culture also known as Thana culture use of PSA goes much beyond crushing right to protest and entails also blackmailing, harassing tactics. Amnesty international had defined it as lawless , but in Kashmir the PSA is becoming not just the Lawless law but what we can safely term the Personnel score Act aimed at fulfilling vengeance and settle personnel scores.




Undoubtedly, PSA is pushing a generation to wall and via its implementation adding fuel to fire o it should be scrapped soon.

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