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Illegal detention of children: SC asks J&K high court to file fresh report

Earlier this month, the Juvenile Justice Committee had submitted a report to the apex court



The on Tuesday asked the Committee of the Jammu High Court to file a fresh report on the alleged detention of minors by the security forces in the region.

A three-judge bench headed by N V Ramana was hearing a petition filed by child rights activist Enakshi Ganguly who claimed that the children in have been illegally detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA) in the wake of the abrogation of

The Centre on August 5 abrogated of the Indian Constitution in accordance to which the state of has now been bifurcated into the Union Territories of and Ladakh.

Earlier this month, the Committee had submitted a report to the apex court claiming that "144 juveniles, including children aged nine and 11, were arrested since August 5 after the abrogation of Article 370".

The committee, however, submitted that no child is under illegal detention in the valley.

First Published: Tue, November 05 2019. 14:45 IST