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Political detainees of J&K to give up the right to hold public speeches

Political detainees of J&K to give up the right to hold public speeches
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The period of these supposed self-restrictions will be for one year.

In Jammu and Kashmir, the implementation of a new document, i.e. the abrogation of Article 370 and the subsequent shutdown, denotes that political detainees within the state have to sign a bond that will force them to give up the right to hold public speeches regarding the 'recent events' in the state.

After the announcement of Jammu and Kashmir's special status in the state, hundreds of political leaders have been detained since August 5.

The bond states that any public statements made by leaders have the "potential to endanger the peace and tranquillity and law and order in the state".

The period of these supposed self-restrictions will be for one year.

As per reports, the bond is a modified version of the standard document that a person "likely to commit a breach of peace" has to sign according to Section 107 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

The political leaders who have been detained also have to deposit a sum of Rs 10,000 as "surety" and an additional Rs 40,000 in case any conditions of the bond are violated.

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