June 30, 2015 | By Parmjeet Singh
New Delhi: Amnesty International India informed Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) about it’s plan to launch a major new report on lack of justice and accountability for human rights violations by security force personnel in Jammu and Kashmir.
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.
As per a press release sent to the SSN by Amnesty International India, the report will be launched at a press conference in New Delhi, India as per following programme:
DATE: 1 JULY 2015
TIME: 3.30 pm IST
VENUE: The Constitution Club of India,
Behind Reserve Bank of India, Rafi Marg, New Delhi.
Twenty-five years after the introduction of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Jammu and Kashmir, the law continues to feed a cycle of impunity for human rights violations.
Section 7 of the Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act, 1990 (AFSPA), grants virtual immunity to members of the security forces from prosecution for alleged human rights violations.
Grave human rights violations committed by security force personnel in the name of security operations have gone unpunished. The failure to address these abuses violates the rights of the victims and survivors to justice and remedy, which is enshrined in the Constitution of India and international human rights law.
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