Document - India: Jammu and Kashmir detentions used to keep people ‘out of circulation’

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

MEDIA ADVISORY


8 March 2011

AI Index: ASA 20/008/2011



India: Jammu and Kashmir detentions used to keep people ‘out of circulation’



On 21 March 2011, Amnesty International will launch a new report revealing how administrative detention in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir is being used to detain people for years at a time, without trial, depriving them of basic human rights otherwise provided under Indian law.


A Lawless Law: Detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act, documents how authorities are using the Public Safety Act to secure the long-term detention of political activists, suspected members or supporters of armed groups and a range of other individuals against whom there is insufficient evidence for a trial or conviction to ‘keep them out of circulation’.


It is the first report by Amnesty International about Jammu and Kashmir since 2000.


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