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Complaints of rights abuses under AFSPA the highest in Jammu & Kashmir

Fri, Jul 28 2017, 05:20 PM

As per data released by the government in response to a question under the Right to Information Act, Jammu and Kashmir tops the list of complaints of human rights violations under the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), with more complaints than the next four states combined. The Act gives sweeping powers to the security forces in dealing with law and order in “disturbed” areas.