.: Human Rights

Date: 25 Nov 2015

SIT finds brigadier guilty, invokes murder charge

Srinagar: The worst fears of the family of Mansoor Ahmad Dar, the chemist who was subjected to enforced disappearance in 2002, seem to have come true as the Special Investigation Team (SIT) has concluded that “he could have died in custody of the Indian army’s 35 RR.”

Date: 25 Nov 2015

Text: Statement of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

The Hague: Today, I join many around the world calling for a collective and robust effort to combat violence against women.

Date: 17 Nov 2015

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday asked police to file a charge-sheet in the 5 October 1996 Sadrakoot massacre by November Nov 24, a rights body said.

A spokesperson of Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) in a statement to CNS said that the court was hearing a petition filed by families of the victims of the massacre

Date: 16 Nov 2015

Srinagar: Hundreds of people staged massive protests outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Bandipora after army beat to pulp five persons including a woman at Chuntmullah village in north Kashmir.

Date: 9 Nov 2015

Srinagar: A group of scribes today held a protest against assault on their colleague in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

According to GNS correspondent, scribes converged outside DC office held placards and a sit-in at Gulshan Chowk where a reporter working with Kashmir Reader was detained and beaten on Sunday.

Date: 6 Nov 2015

MS Nazki

Poonch: Four students were allegedly beaten to pulp by Indian army troopers after they objected to the frisking of bags of female students in Surankote area of Poonch district.

Date: 5 Nov 2015

Srinagar: People including shopkeepers on Thursday accused government forces of harassment during the conduct of a search and cordon operation in Sopore Town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Date: 5 Nov 2015

Meraj ud din

A chapter of Kashmir history starts from 1846 when Sikh rule ended and the British sold Kashmir to Dogra Mahraja Gulab Singh under the Treaty of Amritsar at a cost of 750,000 Nanak Shahi currency. Since then Kashmir has been in a state of trouble and torment.

Date: 5 Nov 2015

By Abdul Majid Zargar

It is one of the least known genocides in the modern history. It was carried out with such a precision that it is difficult to find its traces, except in the memories of the survivors, and the tales of horror they passed on to their next generation. Around four to five lakh Muslims were killed with a military precision.

Date: 4 Nov 2015

Qayoom Khan

Srinagar: A 12th class student who is supposed to appear in his annual examination next week has been detained by police, accusing him of stone-throwing in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Date: 3 Nov 2015

Srinagar: The father of one of the Nowgam slain youth Tuesday accused successive state governments of being callous towards their miseries. He said that an Indian Army Commander while regretting over the death of his son expressed sympathy with them but not a single person from the state government contacted or bothered to visit his house.

Date: 3 Nov 2015

On first death anniversary, locals remember Faisal and Mehraj

Srinagar: A complete shutdown was observed in Nowgam and its adjacent areas of Srinagar city on Tuesday to mark the first death anniversary of two local youth who were gunned down by Army when they along with their friends were on way to home after watching a Muharram procession in Chattergam area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

Date: 3 Nov 2015

Will complete its 15th year soon

The state impunity on violence against our own people continues till date

04 November 2015, from 9am to 5pm, Samta Sthal, Opp. Raj Ghat, New Delhi

Date: 2 Nov 2015

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Itehad party today staged a protest here and sought the revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the State.

The members of Itehad party held the protest here in press enclave and also expressed solidarity with anti-AFSPA activist, Irom Sharmila.

Date: 2 Nov 2015

Bandipora: Scribes in North Kashmir’s Bandipora District Monday staged a protest outside DC office after one of their colleagues was allegedly thrashed by a cop at a Naka near Wular Vintage Park.

Date: 30 Oct 2015

The Hague: Today, Friday 30 October 2015, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal (“ICC” or the “Court”), Mrs Fatou Bensouda and representatives of her Office received H.E. Mr Mahmoud Abbas,


Date: 30 Oct 2015

‘Damaged vehicles and residential houses’

DC orders probe

Kulgam: Scores of people Friday staged a protest outside District Development Commissioner’s office in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district accusing Indian troopers of CRPF from 18 Battalion of damaging more than 50 private vehicles

Date: 22 Oct 2015

Islamabad: The APHC leader and convener of Jammu and Kashmir National Front Altaf Ahmed Wani has denounced in strong terms the Indian authorities for detaining JKCCS researcher/lawyer Kartik Munukutla at Wagah border.

Date: 21 Oct 2015

When BSF men butchered 51 protestors in Kashmir

‘Pain lingers and horror still haunts survivors’

Anantnag: Twenty-two years have expired and the Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) personnel from 74th Battalion allegedly responsible for butchering scores of innocent and peaceful protestors in Bijbehara town of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district have not been brought to book and the ‘killers’ are still roaming free. Locals lament that justice has been eluding the families of the victims.

Date: 21 Oct 2015

Srinagar: In Indian Occupied Kashmir, Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement Zafar Akbar Bhat has expressed serious concern over the safety of illegally detained Kashmiris languishing in different Indian jails.

Date: 19 Oct 2015

Clemente Ferrer

We live in a culture of death that surrounds us everywhere, even if it is hidden behind the robes of consumption and welfare. Delving a little is enough to see that this deadly poverty is present as it is, with a fierce selfishness, aggressive violence and disrespect for life, which is a divine gift.

Date: 14 Oct 2015

Srinagar: The parents from a South Kashmir youth lodged in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail Wednesday appealed to the government to review his case as according to them their son has been implicated in a fabricated case and presently due to deteriorated health, he has been admitted in one of the hospitals of New Delhi.

Date: 14 Oct 2015

Srinagar: Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu & Kashmir expresses its grave concern over starting afresh the besieging of populated areas by the army and SOG of police causing great hardships to the common people. These crackdowns amount to violation of the human rights as the right of movement of the people is badly affected and they are forced to stop their routine work besides being subjected to mental harassment.

Date: 13 Oct 2015

The Hague: Today, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”), Fatou Bensouda, requested authorisation from the Court’s Judges to initiate an investigation into the alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in relation to the August 2008 armed conflict in Georgia. For this purpose, the Prosecutor requested to proceed with an investigation into the Situation in Georgia for the period from 1 July to 10 October 2008.

Date: 10 Oct 2015

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) chairman Advocate Parvez Imroz has condemned for harassing a family in Surankote.

According to JKCCS, on 7 October 2015, a police party headed by SDPO Surankote Riaz Tantray,

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