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ORISSA-Congress to JD s Rescue

recording incidents of human rights violation in third world countries, to be more careful in future in selecting reports or pictures for its publications so that the Indian government does not get an opportunity to discredit it It is good to learn that Amnesty International has already announced an apology and a correction for the controversial cover photograph of its British journal. But have the lndian home ministry and the Indian journalists who are too willing to publish whatever these ministry spokesmen brief them apologised for the misreporting and glossing over of facts of human rights violation that continue to plague Kashmir, Punjab and various other parts of India? In response to Amnesty's exposure of deaths and torture in Jammu and Kashmir the Indian government continues to dismiss all allegations as false. Of the details of 28 men who had died in the custody of the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir between May 4, 1989 and September 13, 1991, as submitted to the government by Amnesty, till date the Indian authorities had responded to 21. In 18 out of these, the government has simply stated that "it has not been found possible to verify allegations", while in the case o

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