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ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Shehryar Khan Afridi has condemned the draconian laws by India to shrink cyber space for Kashmiris. Addressing the participants of a seminar held here under the aegis of All Parties Hurriyat Conference that Indian act of muzzling voices of Kashmiris was a clear violation of the United Nations Conventions which guarantee and safeguard Freedom of Speech and expression.

He said that India is using the draconian laws like the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) to silence the voices of the Kashmiri people on Social Media applications and other platforms. However, he said, India can't succeed in its vicious plan. Afridi said that Pakistan would take up the matter with the UN and other international diplomatic forums. "We will never allow India to deprive Kashmiris from their basic right of freedom of speech and expression.-PR

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