ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Supreme Court on Armed Forces Act

A G Noorani AMNESTY International's Annual Report for 1998 has, in its section on India a brief para which tells all it thinks of the subject: "In November, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act which gives the security forces powers to shoot to kill with virtual impunity after hearing petitions field in 1980 and 1982". The criticism is perfectly justified.

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