PSA: Destroying lives silently

PSA: Destroying lives silently

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Minors arrested under Public Safety act brought to the police headquarters, Srinagar, before releasing them. The police officers, SSP, S A Bukhari and IGP, S M Sahia along with other officers presented them before the media and handed them over to their parents in August 2011. Termed as a ‘Lawless Law’ by the Amnesty International, the Public Safety Act (PSA) has been accused to have been used by the Jammu and Kashmir government for holding thousands of people in jail without charge or trial. As per an Amnesty International report “Estimates of the number detained under the PSA over the past

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