The Juvenile Justice Committee (JJC) report of Jammu and Kashmir High Court comprising four high-court judges, dated September 26, quashed the lies and propaganda peddled by the likes of Rana Ayyub who have been repetitively saying that as many as 13,000 teenagers have been arrested and that young boys are being tortured in a Kashmir clampdown.
The four-judge committee submitted a report to the Supreme Court in which it maintains that the detainee ‘children were released from custody on the same day as their detention’ and ‘no child was kept or taken into illegal detention’ by the Police authorities as strict adherence is placed on the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act.
According to the report only 144 children under 18 years of age had been picked up by police between August 5 and September 23 this year, 142 of whom were released on the day of arrest itself.
This number is infinitesimal and contradictory to the random bloated numbers shown by the likes of Rana Ayyub and Shehla Rashid, and anti-India portals like Washington Post, The Telegraph and others. The lying bunch of propagandists has also often insinuated that thousands of minors have been held indefinitely. Besides, the report records the police chief’s version that lawful process is followed when investigating agencies establish involvement of minors in stone-pelting, rioting or causing damage to public or private property, therefore, the claim about ‘illegal detention’ in Kashmir is a malicious attempt to manufacture outrage against India with blatant disregard for facts, and numbers pulled out of thin air.
Eighty-six of these children were picked-up under Preventive Detention provisions of the Criminal procedure Code in areas said to be affected by stone-pelting and other disturbance’. The remaining children were arrested under allegations of rioting, stone-pelting, causing damage to public property, wrongfully restraining movement of persons and attacking police personnel. The police chief said the juveniles were “strictly dealt in accordance under the Juvenile Justice Act”. The four-judge committee of the high court has taken note of the report filed by the DGP, which has denounced media reports of alleged arrests and beating up of children as fallacious and based on media reports that have no evidentiary value. The police chief has reiterated that the reports about illegal detention were merely “exaggerations to settle political scores and demoralise State action”.
It is important to understand that Ms. Rana Ayyub is a staunch critic of Prime Minister Modi, Amit Shah, BJP and RSS, in short, she is against the very basic idea of nationalism in India and can be described as a malicious hinduphobe. She tries to portray the Muslims of India as hapless victims, who are perennially subjected to cruelty from the majority community with the silent complicity of the dispensation at the center. When there was nationwide outrage over the open slaughter of a cow by Congress workers in Kerala, Rana Ayyub hailed the act as ‘revolutionary’ knowing fully well that the cow is sacred to Hindus and is revered as a mother, and there is no need to be a bigot against the sentiments of the majority community. Citing the report of Joe Wallen, who wrote the highly blasphemous report in the severely biased and anti-India ‘The Telegraph’ without providing a shred of evidence, Ayyub has been peddling her propaganda. Her propaganda on Kashmir has also taken off with the same agenda to alter the truth about article 370.
Rana Ayyub’s actions are surely a hangover from previous regimes in India that have left no stone unturned to whitewash or omit anything from history, records or others and at last blast lies that have no base and can not withstand the test of truth. Ayyub has been bitterly-exposed and it is time that she stops with her hatred-filled journalism, but her recent joining of the Washington Post as a contributing writer does not ignite any hope, as Washington Post itself is an anti-India platform in itself ripe with propaganda on Kashmir.