Amnesty tells India to check rights abuses in Kashmir
New Delhi: Amnesty International has urged India to check alleged human rights abuses in Kashmir and end the "arbitrary and abusive" detention system in the troubled state.
A 70-page report released by the global rights watchdog on Monday focuses on the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA). It terms the PSA a "lawless law".
The report - the first on Jammu and Kashmir since 2000 - documents how authorities in the state were using the controversial act to detain people for years at a time, "without trial, depriving them of basic human rights otherwise provided under Indian law".
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