Lawyers say most of the people charged under the PSA have been detained on grounds of “likely to disturb public order,” in accordance with Section 3 of the Act, which has been described by the Amnesty International as a “lawless law”.
By abrogating provisions of Article 370, India has smartly shifted the goalpost in Kashmir from right to self-determination to demand for retention of special status, a political observer in Kashmir says.
It’s eighth day since curfew and restrictions were imposed in Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370. And there has been no respite for the people so far, baring a few hours of relaxation here and there.
The government is also keen to show that peace has returned to the valley. That is why the Governor visited the tulip garden on Saturday. Now with no one on the roads except the forces, it looked so normal...
Until recently, Pakistani PM Imran Khan was being hailed as a hero at home for having convinced the US president that Kashmir was a ‘flashpoint’ in urgent need of ministration. But India’s Kashmir moves put Pakistan in a spot.