Indian apex court moved against illegal detention of IOK children

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Indian apex court moved against illegal detention of IOK children

September 16, 2019

New Delhi, September 16, 2019 (PPI-OT): A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court of India against the illegal detention of children during the ongoing lockdown in the Kashmir Valley.

Eminent child rights expert Enakshi Ganguly and Professor Shanta Sinha, first Chairperson of the National Commission for Child Rights (NCPCR) have filed the petition stating that there have been reports about the abduction of children by Indian forces’ personnel during house raids in Kashmir.

The petitioners have submitted that there have been certain reports specific to children, which describe violations that include loss of life and liberty and that the reports are serious enough to merit judicial review of the situation with respect to children and to enforce and monitor certain immediate corrective action.

The Supreme Court had earlier heard a bunch of petitions dealing with different aspects of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. While the petition filed by journalist Anuradha Bhasin alleged clampdown on press freedom in the Valley, other petitions pointed at the detentions of Kashmiri leaders and politicians along with regular citizens.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Phone: +92-51-4435548, +92-51-4435549
Fax: +92-51-4861736

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