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India: ICRC starts visits to detainees in Jammu and Kashmir

01-11-1995 News Release 44

On 30 October, ICRC delegates started visiting detention centres in Jammu and Kashmir under an agreement signed with the Indian government on 22 June last. The ICRC expects to visit all persons arrested in connection with the situation in the region. The visits will be conducted in accordance with the institution's standard procedures, the purpose being to assess general conditions of detention. Where necessary, the ICRC will help restore links between detainees and their families.