New Delhi, August 05 (KMS): The Indian government’s decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir is likely to inflame tension in the area and further increase human rights violations, Amnesty International, India, said today.

Aakar Patel, Head of Amnesty International India, in a statement issued in New Delhi said: “What Jammu and Kashmir has been witnessing over the last few days – the additional deployment of thousands of security forces, a blanket blockade of telephone and internet services, and restrictions on peaceful assembly – has already pushed the people of Jammu and Kashmir to the edge.

“To make matters worse, key political stakeholders have been placed under house arrest. Important decisions about Jammu and Kashmir are being decided by the Parliament without consultation with the people.”


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