Release of Kashmiri prisoners urged amid virus outbreak

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As India observes a nationwide lockdown, one area has already been under heavy restrictions.

There has been a curfew and communications blackout in Indian-administered Kashmir since the government revoked the region’s autonomy last year.

Thousands of people have been arrested and held without charge or trial, and human rights groups say they must be released amid the current coronavirus pandemic.

Al Jazeera’s Elizabeth Puranam reports from New Delhi, India.

SOURCE: Al Jazeera News

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