.: Human Rights

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.

Date: 23 Mar 2015

Jammu: Member Parliament and senior leader People’s Democratic Party Nazir Ahmed Laway Monday said that there is nothing terrible in releasing the Kashmiri political prisoners from all the jails across India.

Date: 21 Mar 2015

New Delhi (KW News): “The acquittal of all the surviving accused in the Hashimpura-Maliana massacre of 1987 is a murder of justice and a black day in the history of India,” said Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan, President of the All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, the umbrella body of Indian Muslim organisations.

Date: 20 Mar 2015


Srinagar: The former chief minister Omar Abdullah while saying he is sorry for not revoking AFSPA from Jammu and Kashmir during his tenure, Thursday dared the chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed to scarp it from the state.

Date: 20 Mar 2015

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society has said that there has been no proper or fair investigation or prosecution in the Chattisinghpora case even after the period of 15 years. JKCCS has once again issued the details of the case and related incidents in a press release emailed to Kashmir Watch here. The press release says;

Date: 19 Mar 2015

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday clarified that it violated no international law by implementing death penalty in a very serious situation prevailing in the country.

Date: 17 Mar 2015

Court directs police to file report

Srinagar: A local Court Tuesday directed SSP Srinagar to conduct a detailed inquiry to ascertain the truthfulness or falsehood of the allegations leveled by applicant against former Chief Minister and retired top cop for their alleged role in random killings of youth during street protests in 2010.

Date: 16 Mar 2015

‘Inaction against guilty sends wrong signal’

Shopian: Justice (retd) Moti Lal Koul who in his report indicted CRPF personnel for killing 3 unarmed innocent youth at Gagrin area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district Monday urged upon the Mufti-government to initiate action against the guilty troopers. He said that it has been almost a year now when he submitted his report

Date: 16 Mar 2015

Family demands whereabouts of Tariq

‘Four policemen suspended for negligence’

Srinagar: Family members and relatives of a local youth staged a massive protest against the alleged ‘mysterious’ disappearance of a youth from Police

Date: 16 Mar 2015


Srinagar: While strongly condemning the government decision of halting the release of the other political prisoners after a political storm rose on the release of the Masrat Alam Bhat, Hurriyat Conference (G)

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