.: Human Rights

Date: 29 Aug 2015

Srinagar: Pro freedom leaders Saturday appealed international community to find out the whereabouts of those Kashmiri people who according to them have been lying in the hundreds of unmarked graves in Kashmir.

Date: 24 Aug 2015

Molestation bid sparks shutdown and violent protest in Pulwama

Pulwama: Police resorted to aerial firing and tear-gas shelling to quell violent protests in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday.

Reports said that situation turned ugly when people spotted an SOG man from Jammu Kashmir Police

Date: 21 Aug 2015

Courts quashes Masrat’s detention under PSA

Srinagar: After over four months, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Friday quashed the detention under Public Safety Act (PSA) of pro-freedom Kashmiri leader Masarat Alam.

Date: 21 Aug 2015

Srinagar: Muslim Deeni Mahaz has strongly condemned the slapping of PSA on MDM leader Bilal Ahmad Kakpori. It termed the act as a sheer frustration of the administration.

Date: 10 Aug 2015

Srinagar: Indian Civil Society will launch an anti-AFSPA campaign from September 21 next month. Hindu scholar and renowned civil society member Swami Agnivesh told CNS that the campaign will be kicked off from Jantar Mantar in New Delhi and through India, the peace loving people and Indian civil society members will stage and organize a non-violent movement against the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act.

Date: 3 Aug 2015

Clemente Ferrer

"We share dreams" is the slogan of an Ad published in newspapers of wide circulation. It intends to sponsor a child of one of the many countries that are in poverty. This advertising campaign has been promoted in Spain by the NGO Intervida.

Date: 31 Jul 2015

‘TeH calls for shutdown in Pattan on Saturday’

Srinagar: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat has appealed people of Pattan in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district to observe a complete shutdown on Saturday in memory of the 12 innocent people including two cops who were allegedly murdered by Indian Army

Date: 30 Jul 2015

Urges to check Indian human rights record in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: The present Indian Prime Minister as well as the former continues to thrust for a permanent seat in United Nations Security Council, during their addresses at the various International foras including in their repeated discourse

Date: 29 Jul 2015

‘Will look into matter’: SSP

Srinagar: A ‘hapless’ and wailing petrol pump owner from Batamaloo locality of Srinagar city who runs a filling station North Kashmir’s Pattan town Wednesday alleged that officers from Chanapora police chowki has been harassing him and from past couple of days have been threatening him of dire consequences in case he fails to report at the police chowki.

Date: 25 Jul 2015

Srinagar: While taking strong notice of the harassing of a senior Tehreek-e-Hurriyat official in frontier district of Kupwara and taking photographs of him by the Indian army, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (G) cautioned that the attitude of the army is very ambiguous and suspicious which has created concerns about the safety of the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat officials.

Date: 22 Jul 2015

‘Not a single innocent civilian was touched: Indian Army

Srinagar: Locals of few hamlets from South Kashmir’s Kulgam district Thursday alleged that Indian soldiers from 1 RR went on a rampage and beat scores of people to pulp ‘without any provocation’ on Tuesday evening.

Date: 21 Jul 2015

New Delhi: “Hanging of Yaqub Menon before justice is done to the victims of the post-Babri demolition riots of Bombay in December 1992 and January 1993 is murder of justice, said Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, President of All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, the umbrella body of Indian Muslim organisations and eminent personalities.

Date: 16 Jul 2015

The Hague: On 16 July 2015, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC), composed of Judges Joyce Aluoch, Cuno Tarfusser and Péter Kovàcs, by majority, Judge Péter Kovács dissenting, granted the request of the Union of Comoros to review the decision of the ICC Prosecutor not to investigate the attack against a Humanitarian Aid Flotilla by the Israeli Armed Forces on 31 May 2010 and requested the Prosecutor to reconsider such decision.

Date: 15 Jul 2015

Srinagar: Condemning the arrest of a civilian Latif Ahmad Bhat of Sopore and vandalizing and looting of precious articles from the residence of a pro-freedom youth Waseem Ahmad Bhat by the Indian army, Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani demanded release of all the political prisoners including Masarat Alam Bhat, Shakeel Ahmad Yatoo, Mir Hafizullah, Abdullah Nasir, Zubair Ahmad Turray, Fayaz Ahmad Lone and life term serving Dr. Mohammad Qasim, Gh. Qadir Bhat,

Date: 10 Jul 2015

Srinagar: Several persons including a photojournalist were injured after violent protests erupted in Nowhatta area of Old City on Friday afternoon.

Eyewitnesses told Srinagar-based news agency GNS that soon after Friday congregational prayers, dozens of youth assembled in the Nowhatta Chowk and started massive anti-India and pro-freedom sloganeering.

Date: 8 Jul 2015

Srinagar: Seriousness of the government for protecting and respecting human rights of its people can be gauged from the fact that the only government rights body - State Human Rights Commission - is virtually defunct from past one year in absence of its working body.

Date: 8 Jul 2015

Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over the recent targeted sectarian and ethnic violence in Balochistan. It has called for punishing the perpetrators and for addressing the root causes that allow such violence to persist.

Date: 8 Jul 2015

New Delhi: Asian Centre for Human Rights in its report, India: Death Without Legal Sanction (http://www.achrweb.org/reports/india/India-Death-without-legal-sanction.pdf), stated that India has been imposing death penalty without conforming with international standards for fair trial i.e. Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR),

Date: 3 Jul 2015

Srinagar: A nursing mother and her 10-days old baby had a “miraculous escape” after a stray teargas shell fired by forces allegedly went inside a room of residential house in Nowhatta area of Old City this afternoon.

Date: 2 Jul 2015

Srinagar: Hurriyat leader and Chairman of Islamic Political Party, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash today hold a silent protest at Press Colony Srinagar against the use of lethal Pellet and Pepper Gas. Speaking on the occasion Naqash termed the use of pellet guns, pepper gas by the occupational forces of India yet another addition to the heinous crimes committed by Indian occupational forces on browbeaten people of Kashmir.

Date: 30 Jun 2015

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD - To institutionalize the closure of the infamous Guantanamo prison the United States has appointed a special envoy who will push ahead diplomatic efforts. Mr Lee Wolsosky will 'lead our ongoing diplomatic engagement to make possible the closure of the Guantanamo detention facility in a timely manner, consistent with American interests and the security of our people',

Date: 29 Jun 2015

Clemente Ferrer

Ads with babies, if they are well made, are a sure hit. Evian has spent years making use of the smallest to be the visible face of the brand. It is a strategy to strengthen the image of the firm and the intrinsic values that lead each of its products. These are advertising campaigns where children are exploited, children who should be in daycare spots and not shooting at the headquarters of advertising companies.

Date: 26 Jun 2015

‘We were thrashed and forcibly dragged out from hostels’

Srinagar: The forcible eviction of students from hostels sparked a protest in Kashmir University on Friday. Amid pro-freedom slogans, the students accused University authorities of harassment and mental torture and said that the authorities as well as police not only thrashed girl students but also dragged them forcibly out from the hostels.

Date: 23 Jun 2015


Srinagar: In a major blunder in north Kashmir, the police has allegedly put the life of a civilian in grave danger after his photo was reportedly used in a ‘most wanted’ poster meant to publicize the identity of one of the most wanted militants believed to be responsible for Sopore killings.

Date: 22 Jun 2015

Altaf never joined any militant outfit. But yes, he always yearned for the solution of Kashmir issue and would play his part for it

Abid Bashir

Sheikh Muhammad Yousuf of Iqbal Nagar Sopore has spent 51 years with Jamaat-e-Islami. He is a known figure in entire Sopore due to his religious and social contributions.

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