The region is facing persistent human rights challenges due to armed conflicts involving insurgent groups, state forces, and paramilitary organisations. The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) has been a contentious issue, granting broad powers to security forces and facing criticism for potential human rights abuses. In the context of Indianadministered Kashmir, human rights violations have garnered international concern. Various countries and human rights organisations have called for a peaceful resolution and expressed concerns over reported human rights violations. Frustration with the policies of the Modi government and its human rights violations against minorities has grown, leading to a decline in support for the BJP-led government.
Source: The Nation November 21, 2023 04:47 UTC