.: Human Rights

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.

Date: 20 Jun 2015

On the inquiry ordered by the Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed, Dar’s family says if Mufti really means business, he should bring culprits to book and deal with them according to law.

Abid Bashir

Date: 17 Jun 2015

Srinagar: After Sopore, dozens of Hurriyat Conference activists and former militants based in Baramulla Town and its adjoining areas in north Kashmir have either left their places or confined themselves to the houses as a result of targeted killings in the Apple Town.

Date: 17 Jun 2015

New York—A meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held at UN headquarters in New York on Monday unanimously approved a Pakistani proposal to bring into greater focus the plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya Muslims in a bid to give a push to efforts aimed at restoring their human rights.

Date: 12 Jun 2015

Srinagar: District administration Kupwara Friday made it clear that it is dead impossible to initiate a probe into Dardpora encounter in which seven ‘foreign’ militants were gunned down by Indian Army in a ‘gun fight’ in February 23 last year. The encounter had taken place in Dardpora forests of Lolab in frontier district Kupwara.

Date: 4 Jun 2015

The crackdown on the human traffickers by the Government of Thailand since May 2015 and subsequent abandonment of the victims of trafficking, mainly Rohingyas, at the sea in the Indian Ocean brought international spotlight on the deplorable situation of the Rohingyas in Myanmar.

Date: 2 Jun 2015

New Delhi: Asian Centre for Human Rights in its report, “India: Death despite dissenting judgements” (http://www.achrweb.org/reports/india/Deathdespitedissentingjudgements.pdf), released today called for an end to imposition of death penalty by majority view of the judges of the High Courts and the Supreme Court of India.

Date: 1 Jun 2015

Lahore: While welcoming the conclusion of local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed its concern that the rifht of women to cast their vote continued to be denied and the arrangements made for the maintenance of law and order and for smooth polling were grossly inadequate.

Date: 30 May 2015

In response to a political storm over the numerous killings of unarmed protesters by the security forces in Kashmir in 2010, the UPA government belatedly tried to change tack by procuring “non-lethal weapons” for the security forces and the police deployed in Kashmir. The introduction of non-lethal weapons was meant to minimise the number of deaths caused by the security forces

Date: 28 May 2015

-Dr. Abdul Ruff

Indians in many parts of India reel under special, oppressive military/powers given by central and state governments as free gifts. Unable to contain

Date: 28 May 2015

Srinagar: Terming the Tripura government decision to withdraw Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the state after remaining enforced for 18 years as a bold decision, the Hurriyat spokesman said it has become clear that draconian laws like AFSPA are the weapons of oppression and atrocity with the state and its implementation is purely aimed to brutalize the people.

Date: 28 May 2015

In policing protests, the police must also distinguish between persons engaging in violence and peaceful demonstrators or bystanders


Date: 27 May 2015

Parents of caged youth stage protest

Srinagar: Expressing deep concern over the deteriorating health of their beloved ones languishing in different jails of India, scores of family members, mostly the mothers of these Kashmiri political prisoners Wednesday staged a peaceful protest in Srinagar appealing Government of India either to release their sons or shift them to Srinagar Central Jail.

Date: 26 May 2015

Brussels: Occupying nations have to fulfill the international obligations and respect the human rights, this was stated by Silvio Gonzato Director, Human Rights and Democracy, European External Action Service (EEAS) responding the question,


Date: 23 May 2015

Srinagar: Kin of six teenage boys of Sopore who were killed in a ‘staged’ shootout during the intervening night of 15 and 16 May, 2000 in Tangdhar region await justice even 15-years after the incident.

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.

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