“Govt uses PSA to crush the voices of Kashmir”

“Govt uses PSA to crush the voices of Kashmir”

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In June, this year, the state government provided information of number of people arrested under draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) in seven districts of Kashmir valley as 3400. The information was given in response to an application filed under Right to Information Act by a prominent Human Rights defender, Khurram Parvez of Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society. In March 2011, the Amnesty International, an international watchdog, released a report on the law, A ‘Lawless Law’: Detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act. It said the report “documents how the Public Safety Act (PSA) is used to

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