I have written elsewhere about the “lawless law” known as the Public Safety Act in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. Well, we’ve got a perfect example of the Kashmiri government acting outside of international law (specifically, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child) and holding a child without charge. You can read all the details at the links above.
But, I need a favor from you all– send twitter messages from your twitter account directly to the Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir (@abdullah_omar) asking him to #freemurtaza. We did it before and it worked. If you get a response, put them in the comments here or send them to me at my twitter account which is twitter.com/acharya_dude (you can follow me as well). Please be respectful. Here are some suggested tweets but you can craft your own of course (limited to 140 characters):
@abdullah_omar #freemurtaza, pls stop violating UN child rights treaty & say #no2psa
@abdullah_omar pls immediately end detention of Murtaza Manzoor & repeal PSA #freemurtaza
@abdullah_omar why is ur govt holding child without charge? #freemurtaza immediately