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Amnesty calls for end to ‘protracted clampdown’ in Jammu and Kashmir

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New Delhi/Bengaluru: On the first anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, the Government of India must immediately release all political leaders, journalists and activists from administrative detention, restore 4G mobile internet, decongest prisons and launch a prompt and independent investigation into the attacks on journalists in Jammu & Kashmir, Amnesty International India said on Wednesday.
“Over the last one year the Government of India has been systematically dismantling all avenues for justice for the people of Jammu and Kashmir. With zero representation, protracted internet restrictions, arbitrary use of some of India’s most stringent laws, verbal orders of detention and crippling of the local media – most of this disproportionately higher in Kashmir – it’s been a complete year since we have heard the people of Jammu and Kashmir speak,” said Avinash Kumar, Executive Director, Amnesty International India in a statement.

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