.: Human Rights

Date: 22 May 2015

‘Drunk’ VDC men resorted to extortion, thrash nomad

Srinagar: Appealing Government to disband Village Defence Committees (VDC) in Doda and Ramban districts, Mir Baz Gujjar, the helpless father whose son Tariq Hussain was mercilessly beaten up by the drunk VDC

Date: 19 May 2015

Wasim Parvez

Baramulla:At least 15 years have passed when an encounter took place between army and Militants in north kashmirs Tangmarg village of Barmulla district in which an innocent civilian was feared to be killed.

Date: 18 May 2015

Flash back:18 May 1990

Anantnag: It has been 25 years and still the troopers of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) who gang raped a bride and her pregnant aunt and butchered an innocent teen in South Kashmir are roaming free.

Date: 13 May 2015

Lahore: The barbaric killing of members of the Ismaili community in a bus attack in Karachi is highly condemnable, but it deserves more than mere words of censure and sympathy from the authorities, the political parties and the civil society, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said on Wednesday.

Date: 9 May 2015

Anantnag: Anantnag Working Journalist Association strongly condemned the manhandling of Journalists by SSG personals escorting Chief Minister Mufti Mohd Sayed here at District Hospital.

Date: 7 May 2015

Islamabad: A consultation organised by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) here on Thursday concluded with an 11-point charter of demands calling upon the government to ensure safety and protection for human rights defenders and to facilitate their work.

Date: 1 May 2015

MS Nazki

Poonch: Amid blame game by JK police and Indian army, mother of a mentally unfit non-local youth who is missing since last 5 days in Poonch district have appealed Jammu and Kashmir government to track down her son.

Date: 28 Apr 2015

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD - Acknowledging the vital role of the free media the United States has launched 4th annual “Free the Press” campaign as part of the US State Department’s efforts to honor the fundamental importance of a free and independent media in the days leading up to World Press Freedom Day on May 3, says a web posting Tuesday.

Date: 27 Apr 2015

Srinagar: Some 21 years ago in 1993 on April 27, four Kashmiri prisoners were killed in cold blood by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) men inside the Kot Balwal Jail premises in Jammu when the detenus were protesting against the ‘maltreatment’ meted out to their visiting relatives inside the jail.

Date: 25 Apr 2015

New Delhi: A Division Bench of the Supreme Court of India comprising JJ Mr. Jagdish Singh Kehar & Mr. Justice S.A. Bobde allowed after hearing Prof.Bhim Singh, Sr. Advocate and Solicitor-General, Mr. Ranjit Kumar, an impleadment petition by Shri Talib Hussain, son of Late Haji Yousuf (who died in custody in Srinagar on 29th September, 2011) allowed

Date: 24 Apr 2015

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD - Moved visibly by the recent Mediterranean migrants sea tragedy, the United Nations has impassionately appealed to Europe to 'put human life, rights, and dignity first and foremost', terming the tragedy as 'of epic proportions'. Over 1, 600 people had died in the Mediterranean this year trying to flee their strife-torn homelands.

Date: 23 Apr 2015

‘Names already made to public’: Police

Budgam: The family of Suhail Ahmed Sofi, the youth who was killed in police firing last week Thursday alleged police have not mentioned the names of two accused policemen in the FIR copy they received from police station Magam in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

Date: 20 Apr 2015

Srinagar: The father of Suhali Sofi whose son was killed by cops in Narbal area of Budgam district on Saturday claimed that it was ASI Manzoor who killed his son. “My son after offering Fajar prayers slept for sometime. After putting on his school uniform he left home outside ASI of JKP Manzoor caught him an slapped him without any provocation. The locals in the area resented action of ASI Manzoor and succumbing pressure he freed him but in a fit of rage ASI Manzoor took his rifle and shot my son from the back.

Date: 14 Apr 2015

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD - A blood-curdling figure of children fleeing Nigerian violence has come to light thanks to the efforts of the UNICEF Tuesday. The latest report of the UNICEF reveals that at least 800,000 children have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict in northeast Nigeria between Boko Haram, military forces and civilian self-defence groups.

Date: 10 Apr 2015

Srinagar: Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP), Firday held a silent protest in summer capital Srinagar against what it termed state and central governments’ “hypocritical approach” in tracing out their family members, subjected to enforced disappearance since 1989 across the state.

Date: 8 Apr 2015

New York: The newly elected President of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, met with Mr Ban Ki-moon, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, at the UN headquarters in New York (USA), during her first visit to the UN in her new capacity. The ICC President expressed her appreciation to the UN Secretary-General for the UN’s continued support for the Court’s mission and activities, and reaffirmed the Court’s commitment to further strengthening relations with the UN.

Date: 8 Apr 2015

New Delhi: “This is a calculated conspiracy to push the Muslim youth on the path of extremism and terrorism,” said Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan, President of the All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, the apex body of Indian Muslim organisations while commenting on the calculated murder of five alleged “SIMI” activists in Nalgonda, Telangana, on 7 April while in judicial custody, handcuffed and surrounded by an overwhelming police force.

Date: 6 Apr 2015

Clemente Ferrer

Next June 8 is the 43 anniversary of a photo, where a girl appears naked and terrified, running down a dusty road in a village in Vietnam, when she was 9 years old.

Date: 4 Apr 2015

Delhi (PR): The Nagpur police abused and beat up Hem Keshavdutt Mishra, student of Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University and Political Prisoner presently lodged in Nagpur Central Prison over the issue of applying handcuffs. They attacked him cruelly and injured him.

Date: 27 Mar 2015

Palhalan: Scores of people shortly after Friday prayers staged a massive protest against district administration for not providing copy of the inquiry report with regard to the killing of Palhalan youth to the family members.

On the second death anniversary of Muhammad Afzal Guru on February 9,, Farooq Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Muhammad was killed when government forces opened

Date: 27 Mar 2015

Demand speedy trial or general amnesty

Anantnag: Scores of youth who have been booked for their alleged involvement in stone-pleting and arson incidents during 2010 summer agitation and poll process Friday staged a protest outside the court presmises in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district demanding either amnesty or speedy trial of their cases. The protesters termed the slow trial of their cases

Date: 25 Mar 2015

Srinagar: Dozens of Kashmiri students were allegedly beaten up by a group of local students at a private college in Kanpur.

Kashmiri students studying at Maharana Pratap group of institutions, Kanpur, told Greater Kashmir over phone that number of Kashmiri students were injured in the attack.

Date: 25 Mar 2015

-Dr. Abdul Ruff

India’s Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) is an Act of the Parliament of India which was passed on 11 September 1958. It is a law with just six sections granting special powers to the Indian Armed Forces in what the act terms as "disturbed areas". The Act has received criticism from several sections for alleged

Date: 24 Mar 2015


Much has been said and written about Jalil Andrabi’s arrest, killing in custody killing, and his family’s struggle for justice, but very few people know about his early life, an insight into which gives some idea of why he had been constantly under the scanner, and was eventually eliminated.

Date: 24 Mar 2015

Parents and students demand safety and security of Kashmiri students

Srinagar: Police Tuesday said that it has forwarded the complaint to Director and CVO Vigilance that was lodged by Kashmiri students about the manhandling incident in the college at Kanpur on Monday.

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