Rights abuses will not be tolerated: Farooq
26 August 2001
The Indian Express
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has said his government was committed to uphold human rights in the state and warned that any violation in this regard would not be tolerated. ''We will not tolerate human rights violations and whosoever commits such violations are committing a heinous crime against humanity'', Abdullah said addressing the joint cabinet-cum-district development board meeting in frontier district of Kupwara on Friday. Abdullah said FIRs should be registered against the violators. He asked the police and security forces to guard against the designs of the enemy who, he said, was resorting to all methods to undermine the security of the country. The Chief Minister warned that the situation in Kashmir could take a turn for the worse if Pakistan did not stop fomenting trouble in the state. ''The continued abetment of militancy from across the border and the resultant bloodshed has hit hard the poor man and it is high time that Pakistan is made to stop this mayhem'', he said.