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India: Briefing on The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958

Index Number: ASA 20/025/2005

Amnesty International is concerned about reports of grave human rights abuses perpetrated by armed groups and government forces in areas where the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 is in force. This briefing prepared for a government-convened committee reviewing the Act primarily focuses on reported abuses committed by security forces; however, Amnesty International is also concerned about abuses perpetrated by armed groups. Amnesty International is concerned at the high incidence of custodial deaths, torture, rape, extrajudicial killings and “disappearances” in the Northeast. Amnesty International urges the Government of India to recognize the need to repeal the AFSPA..

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