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US body HRW deplores state of human rights in Indian IIOJK
July 27, 2021

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US based rights body the Human Rights Watch has deplored the state of human rights in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. 

In its annual review of human rights practices around the globe, the rights body cited ordeal of hundreds of Kashmiris who have been detained without charge under the draconian Public Safety Act.          

The report said the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act continued to provide immunity from prosecution to Indian security forces, even for most serious human rights abuses.

It also criticized the Indian government's new media policy in Jammu and Kashmir that contained vague provisions to abuse and unnecessarily penalize the freedom of speech.

The report also pointed out to the huge financial loss to the territory due to the lockdown.