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Danish Farooq, 16, arrested by Jammu and Kashmir Police. Photograph by Shahid Tantray This is the public statement of the Amnesty International, issued on November 30, 2012. Amnesty International is deeply concerned that authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have arbitrarily detained 16 year-old, Danish Farooq, and are treating him as an adult rather than a child. Farooq was first arrested on 19 November under sections 152, 138, 148, and 147 of the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC). All charges relate to incidents of “stone-pelting.” After three days of arbitrary detention in police custody without any legal grounds, he was produced in

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By Shahid Tantray Sixteen year old, Danish, was arrested on November 19, 2012, by the Jammu and Kashmir police on charges of stone throwing.  A district court had issued remand term for two days. On November 26, he was produced in the court and got bail from district sessions court. Immediately after his release, the police arrested him again in another case filed at Kral Khud police station and was taken away. While crying, minor Danish alleged that he was beaten up by the cops and was forced to accept the charges leveled on him. He also complained of being