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October 16, 2013

Kashmir's struggle for juvenile justice

Does securing Indian-administered Kashmir come at the expense of young detainees' civil rights?
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Members of Muslim Khawateen Markaz hold pictures of prisoners during a protest demanding the release of all Kashmiris held in India jails, on December 05, 2012 in Srinagar, Indian administered Kashmir. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)

Are detention practices under the Public Safety Act (PSA) keeping Indian-administered Kashmir safe? The PSA allows police to detain suspects for months without a charge or trial. Human rights groups want to repeal the law and allege that it’s being misused to detain juveniles. But the law's supporters say strong detention measures are needed to maintain security in the volatile region. Join the conversation at 1930GMT. 

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with:
 
Christine Mehta @AIIndia
Amnesty India researcher 
 
Shakeel Bakshi @KashmiriStudent
Chairman, Islamic Student League
 
Basharat Ali @basharat_dar
Secretary General, Youth Parliament Jammu Kashmir

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