#AmnestyAsks about ‘Access to Justice’ in Jammu & Kashmir
20 July 2015 4:18 pm
On July 1, Amnesty International India released a report on issues of access to justice with respect to human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir and state sanctioned impunity to security forces personnel. Amnesty International was trending on Twitter India for two days consecutively, post the launch of the report for reasons good, bad and ugly.
The report, “Denied: Failures in accountability for human rights violations by security force personnel in Jammu and Kashmir”, documents the obstacles to justice faced in several cases of human rights violations
believed to have been committed by Indian security force personnel in Jammu and Kashmir. It focuses particularly on Section 7 of the Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act, 1990 (AFSPA), which grants virtual immunity to members of the security forces from prosecution for alleged human rights violations.
In this podcast, Campaigner Abhirr V.P talks to Senior Policy Advisor, Shailesh Rai and Research Manager, Divya Iyer, at Amnesty International India about the key points of the report and reactions to it.
Read the full report here.