Human Rights Day 2021: Khurram Pervez Arrested By NIA Amidst Crackdown On Activists?

by GoNews Desk Dec 10, 2021 • 12:33 PM Views 705

Khurram Pervez, a veteran human-rights campaigner in Kashmir, was arrested by the NIA in recent weeks for charges that included “terror financing” under the stringent UAPA law. The United Nations expressed concern over his and the spate of arrest of other activists, and even sounded the alarm for “high risk of torture” while in custody.

India’s record of civil liberties and freedoms has been slipping over the past decade, particularly accelerated after the Modi government came to power in 2014. Yesterday, a non-profit organization Civicus added India to the list of “repressed countries” of the world as well.