Amnesty tells India to check rights abuses in Kashmir

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".

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".
IANS

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link

Close