An eleven member team comprising advocates, trade union and human activists and a psychiatrist visited Kashmir from Sept 28-Oct. 4, 2019. The broad aim of the team was to understand the situation persisting in the two months since the Abrogation of Article 370, and, to assess the quality of access to justice in these compelling circumstances. Based on the reality on the ground, the team released the most comprehensive report
Key conclusions and recommendations:
- Recognise that a dispute exists between peoples of Jammu and Kashmir and the Indian government.
- Repeal the Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act 1978 and the Armed Forces (Jammu &
Kashmir) Special Powers Act 1990.
- Withdraw all army and para-military forces from civilian areas of Jammu and Kashmir.
- Open a transparent unconditional dialogue with the peoples of Jammu and Kashmir and their representatives so as to address peoples’ aspirations to determine and define their own destinies through democratic means and to find a political solution that respects the democratic will of the people in accordance with human rights and international law.