The government of PM Modi has just carried out "one of the biggest mass arrests of civilian leaders in decades" in India even though India "bills itself as one of the world’s leading democracies."
"Local officials say that at least 2,000 Kashmiris — including business leaders, human rights defenders, elected representatives, teachers, and students as young as 14 — were rounded up by the federal security forces..."
Thousands arrested in Kashmir. No charges. No lawyers. No communication. via ⁦
“Kashmir is silent as a graveyard,” said Vrinda Grover, a human rights lawyer
Local officials say at least 2,000 Kashmiris, including business leaders, human rights defenders, elected representatives, teachers, and students as young as 14, were rounded up by federal security forces. Modi meets with Trump on Monday.
“Kashmir is silent as a graveyard.” The Indian government has rounded up 2,000 Kashmiris but "isn’t sharing what charges the detainees face or how long they will be held." The UN rights chief is “gravely concerned.’’
amazing how little attention the world pays to kashmir (& Xinjiang, for that matter) compared to, say, West Bank & Gaza. The scale of repression in these places is orders of magnitude higher, yet I doubt 1 in 10 north americans could find kashmir on a map
India’s Move in Kashmir: More Than 2,000 Rounded Up With No Recourse
Does India still have the rule of law? via