.: Human Rights

Date: 4 Feb 2016

‘Will pursue the case till killers are punished’

Srinagar: The sixth death anniversary of Zahid Farooq killed by Indian paramilitary BSF on Feb 5, 2010 will be commemorated on Friday.

Date: 30 Jan 2016

Award ceremony to be held on April 25 at the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin, Germany

BERLIN – Indian lawyer and human rights defender Henri Tiphagne will be awarded the 8th Human Rights Award by Amnesty International Germany.

Date: 27 Jan 2016

Kupwara: A complete shutdown was observed in Frontier district Kupwara against the cold-blooded massacre of 27 civilians including three policemen allegedly by the soldiers of 31 Indian Medium Regiment on 27 January 1994.

Date: 26 Jan 2016

Kupwara: It was on 27 January 1994 when the troopers of 31 Medium Regiment allegedly gunned down 27 civilians including three policemen in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district for observing shutdown on the eve of India’s Republic Day.

Date: 26 Jan 2016

Srinagar (PR): Today, the Indian government has awarded highest civilian awards to various persons. Consistent to its policy of violence, aggression and arrogance, the Indian government today awarded Padma Vibhushan award to Ex-Governor of Jammu and Kashmir – Jagmohan. The award is an appreciation of government of India for his services, amongst which are massacres and hundreds of killings in Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society in a press release stated here today;

Date: 25 Jan 2016

Handwara: Normal life was hit in Handwara town of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district following a general strike against the cold-blooded massacre of 21 civilians allegedly by the Border Security Forces (BSF) personnel on 25 January 1990.

Date: 25 Jan 2016

Srinagar: Appealing visiting French president to take note of the ‘atrocities’ committed by India in Kashmir Valley, Tehreek-ul-Mujhdeen chief Sheikh Jameel-ur-Rehman Monday said that miseries of the people in Kashmir increase manifold on the eve of India’s Republic Day functions.

Date: 24 Jan 2016

-No token gestures will bring justice to Rohith Vemula

-Unconditional revocation of false cases imposed on Rohith’s four fellow activists;

New Delhi (PR): AISA Bihar state committee calls for state-wide campus strike tomorrow 25th Jan (Monday) against caste discrimination and atrocities by Ranvir Sena on Dalit students across Bihar

Date: 21 Jan 2016

‘Indian Army responsible for Kashmir massacres must be punished’: Wajahat Habibullah

Srinagar: On the eve of 26th anniversary of Gawkadal massacre, former Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Wajahat Habibullah impressed upon the Government of India to bring the killers to justice so that no government gunman can dare to play with the lives of innocent civilians in Kashmir Valley.

Date: 20 Jan 2016

‘Deliver justice to families of victims’

Srinagar: A silent and peaceful protest led by International Forum for Justice Chairman Muhammad Ahsan Untoo was stageged against ‘multiple massacres’ of Kashmir Valley.

The protesters carrying banners and placards sought exemplary punishment for those involved in the killing of innocent Kashmiri people.

Date: 20 Jan 2016

Srinagar: It was this day (January 21, 1990), twenty-six years ago, when at least 52 Kashmiri innocent civilians were butchered by India’s Central Reserve Police Force in the heart of the Srinagar city when thousands of people took out a massive anti-India procession.

Date: 19 Jan 2016

New Delhi: A Kashmiri student from Kunan Poshpora Kupwara has gone missing from New Delhi while the police said that the statement recorded by them from the family members reveal that Umar Taimur had left the room of his cousin in distress as he had cut a sorry figure in his matric examination. “We have been looking at the case through different angles.

Date: 19 Jan 2016

Srinagar: Amid silent protest the people along with the family members of Manzoor Ahmad Dar, a chemist of Rawalpora Srinagar, who was subjected to enforced disappearance in 2002 offered funeral prayers in absentia for him. Though the family members did not know what happened to Manzoor in custody yet according to them they are dead sure he would have been killed in custody.

Date: 18 Jan 2016

Pulwama: While strongly condemning abduction and murder of a barber Ghulam Mohammad Hajam, Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons Monday demanded that there must be an impartial enquiry into the matter and the perpetrators behind the disappearance and subsequent killing of Hajam be brought to book.

Date: 18 Jan 2016

Kupwara: The family members of three missing persons from border district Kupwara Monday alleged that police have ‘miserably failed’ to trace Ghulam Jeelani Khatana, Mir Hussain Khatana and Ali Muhammad Sheikh of Dardpora Kralgund who are missing since November 17, 2015 after they were taken along by Manzoor Ahmad Khoja of 160 Battalion Territorial (Indian) Army.

Date: 17 Jan 2016

Srinagar: APDP expressed concern over the alleged disappearance of a man namely Ghulam Mohammad Hajam from Pulwama and demanded for his immediate release. Today the dead body of the disappeared Hajam has been recovered from a river side in Pulwama District.

Date: 14 Jan 2016

Srinagar: Violent clashes erupted in Peerbagh and Hyderpora area of city’s uptown today after a missing youth’s body was found near Railway Track of Humhama this morning.

Date: 8 Jan 2016

Srinagar: Hundreds of people today attended the funeral of a 12 year old boy Irshad Ahmad Lone of Langate Hardwara who was murdered by unidentified criminals in Punjab yesterday.

The 12 year old Irshad, son of Javed Ahmad Lone, resident of Waisa Handwara was stabbed to death by criminals at Phagwada at Punjab.

Date: 6 Jan 2016

Witnesses asked to record statements

Srinagar: In compliance with the Supreme Court guidelines, State Government has decided to probe all the encounters that took place since 2014 in Jammu and Kashmir. In this regard District Magistrate Srinagar Wednesday appointed Sub-Divisional Magistrate Srinagar (West) Rifat Naseem to probe the Shadab Colony Ahmednagar Soura encounter

Date: 5 Jan 2016

Sopore: Even as twenty three years have passed since Sopore massacre but the eyewitnesses say they still get haunted as the ‘painful memories’ of that ‘unfortunate day’ when blood of innocents was spilled on the streets of Sopore Town and structures were razed to ashes by the men in uniform have not vanished from their minds. A total of 44 persons were reported to be killed by the BSF during the carnage but some human rights activists claim the toll was around 50.

Date: 4 Jan 2016

Srinagar: While paying rich tributes to the 1993 martyrs of Sopore massacre, Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani appealed for complete shutdown in the Sopore town on 6 January.

Date: 2 Jan 2016

Pulwama shuts for 3rd consecutive day

Pulwama: Panic gripped in the dead of the night in Chhatpora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district after Government Forces raided all but twenty residential houses and bundled six persons including two brothers into police vehicles.

Date: 31 Dec 2015

Srinagar: Violence continued to take its toll in Kashmir and in the outgoing year 2015. 197 people, both combatants and civilians, lost their lives. The graph of violence came down slightly this year. Militancy related incidents had claimed 220 lives in 2014.

Date: 29 Dec 2015

Srinagar: Former Rajya Sabha member and senior leader of opposition National Conference (NC), Ghulam Nabi Ratanpuri, on Tuesday criticized the PDP-BJP government over the use pepper gas on protesters in Pulwama yesterday during protests against the killing of a local Lashkar militant.

Date: 29 Dec 2015

‘Set case papers on fire’

Srinagar: The father of Wamiq Faooq Tuesday threatened to end his life in case court grants bail to the two accused cops. While setting all the court papers related to case on fire in the premises of Court Complex Bemina Srinagar, Farooq Ahmed staged a solitary protest alleging that court has made up its mind to grant bail to the accused cops.

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