INDIA: Arbitrarily detained Kashmiri prisoners must be freed
While recent steps taken by Indian authorities to decongest prisons in an effort to contain the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak are welcome, the Government should release all unjustly detained prisoners as a matter of priority.
India Covid 19 Response: Government Must Refrain From Abuse Of Power And Immediately Release All Arbitrarily Detained In J&K
As Jammu and Kashmir enters the next phase of lockdown this time due to COVID-19, the Government of India must immediately release all those arbitrarily detained, restore full internet access and actively pursue trust building measures with the people of the region.
Mitigate Risks Of Covid-19 For The People Of Jammu & Kashmir By Immediately Restoring Full Access To Internet Services
In wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Government of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir must restore full access to internet services in the region of Jammu and Kashmir and ensure that people have full access to health and safety related information, said Amnesty International India today.
Extension of Public Safety Act (PSA)To Detain Former Chief Ministers in Jammu & Kashmir is a Blatant Abuse of the Law
Public Safety Act (PSA) to extend the unlawful detention of former chief ministers and other leading politicians in Jammu & Kashmir is a blatant abuse of the law by the Indian government.
A Conversation with Bilal Nazki and Nazir Ahmad Thakur: Chairperson and Secretary of J&K State Human Rights Commission
On 25 October, shortly after the announcement was made by the Jammu & Kashmir Government to abolish the Jammu & Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (J&K SHRC) on 31 October, Amnesty International India interviewed Justice (Retd.) Bilal Nazki, Chairperson of J&K SHRC and Mr Nazir Ahmad Thakur, Secretary of J&K SHRC to understand the situation better.
Government of India Must Immediately Stop Its Witch Hunt of Dissenting Voices in Kashmir
Amnesty International India has documented a clear pattern of authorities using arbitrary detention on activists, politicians and anyone likely to hold a dissenting opinion, including women and children before and after 5 August 2019 in Jammu & Kashmir.
Kashmir – Situation Update And Analysis
Amnesty International India documented a clear pattern of authorities using administrative detention on politicians, activists and anyone likely to hold a dissenting opinion before and after 5 August. While the Central Home Ministry claims it has no information on the name and locations of detainees, media reports suggest that the number of detentions runs in thousands. The Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) police recently accepted that about 144 children, as young as nine, have been taken into custody.
Kashmir: If people you know that exist, don’t exist anymore, do they still exist?
When I look up at the clouds, I forget where I am. I’m still a child. As I look at the clouds, nothing moves. The world has stopped, it’s under a lockdown. But the clouds and the birds are free. Everything around me is static. Frozen. Restricted. Just the clouds move. I’m not there, I’m back here, not in Kashmir where I am supposed to be. Living under a constant psychological state of siege, this is the condition of a Kashmiri state-of-mind worldwide.
Notes From A Blackout
It is not just the 7 million people in the region, it is also the thousands of families who live abroad who I know will be experiencing their own trauma at the lack of news and contact with their loved ones. Prison is a state of mind.
Kashmir, the Other Side of Silence: Apathy, Amnesia and Helplessness
I am not alone. All over the world, there are thousands of diaspora feeling the intense stress of helplessness. The intimacy of the community and the all-pervasiveness of violence into daily life has meant most second-generation children with family in Kashmir have experienced a strange, refracted second-hand version of the conflict despite growing up abroad.
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