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Human Rights Watch urges India to end curfew in IoK

NEW DELHI: The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged India to end curfew and restore internet and mobile services in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK).
The HRW South Asia Director, Meenakshi Ganguly in a statement said that it had been over two months since the Indian government revoked Article 375  and placed a curfew in IoK.
The HRW South Asia Director said that numerous foreign leaders have expressed concern over the government’s continued arrest of Kashmiri leaders enforced by a massive military presence.
Meenakshi Ganguly said that according to India, the restrictions placed in IoK have saved lives and maintained order in the occupied valley.
She said that the authorities have blocked visits by diplomats, international journalists, Indian activists, and opposition politicians.
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She added, “Indian authorities should announce an end to repressive actions and hold to account forces’ personnel responsible for abuses. They should release all those detained without charge and restore communications.” 
According to Ganguly, police stated that the reports are exaggerated, but still provided a list of 144 children, one as young as 9, who had been taken into custody.
She said, “Indian authorities should announce an end to repressive actions and hold to account security force personnel responsible for abuses.”
She further said, “They should release all those detained without charge and restore communications.”
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