.: Human Rights

Date: 6 Oct 2014

Brussels: On 2nd of October 2014 the European Court on Human Rights issued a decision finding that the refusal to register the Church of Scientology of Saint Petersburg violated Articles 9 and 11 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.



Date: 3 Oct 2014

Srinagar: The family of Kashmiri youth executed on the charges of attacking Indian Parliament Thursday slammed Tihar prison authorities for violating the orders of Central Information Commission and said that under rules Tihar prison authorities have no option but to make the death warrant and other circumstances leading to the death of Muhammad Afzal Guroo public.



Date: 2 Oct 2014

Srinagar: A day after a court in Rajasthan state sentenced five Kashmiri men—who are in jail for 18 years—to life imprisonment on charges of triggering bomb blasts in Jaipur city in 1996, their families Tuesday said they would challenge the verdict before the Rajasthan High Court.



Date: 26 Sep 2014

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD - The United Nations has once again sharply reminded its member-states to abolish award of death sentence, 'a primitive way of punishment' UN news web says.

Pakistan is among dozens of countries of UN community that have held in abeyance the execution of death sentence.



Date: 25 Sep 2014

Manila: The fifth Congress of Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), held in Manila from 22-25 September and attended by participants from ten countries – Bangladesh, Indonesia, Jammu and Kashmir (Indian occupied), Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Thailand and Timor-Leste renewed its commitment to fight against impunity and build a world without disappearances.



Date: 21 Sep 2014

Ishfaq Tantry

Tribune News Service

Srinagar, September 20: Scores of inmates of the Central Jail, Srinagar, have approached the authorities for considering their cases for enlargement on bail or temporary release, furlough or parole as they are worried about their families, affected by the recent floods in the Valley.



Date: 12 Sep 2014

Geneva (PR): The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) urgently calls on the Pakistani Government to halt the imminent execution of Shoaib Sarwar, scheduled to take place on 18 September 2014.

In 1998, a sessions court found Shoaib Sarwar guilty of murdering Awais Nawaz. In 2003, the Lahore High Court rejected his appeal, and in 2006, the Supreme Court confirmed the death sentence.



Date: 4 Sep 2014

New Delhi: Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) today welcomed the decision of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to pay monetary relief of Rs. five lakhs each to the relatives of two victims of fake encounter killings by the 20th Assam Rifles in Chandel district of Manipur on 1 June 2009. On 19 June 2009, ACHR had filed a complaint with the NHRC



Date: 30 Aug 2014

Families remembers their missing sons

APDP stages sit-in-protest

Srinagar: On the eve of International Day on Enforced Disappearances, Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) staged a peaceful sit-in at Pratap Park Srinagar on Saturday. Scores of family members of disappeared persons participated in the peaceful protest that



Date: 29 Aug 2014

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) Thursday stressed upon the world community and international human rights organization to exert pressure on India to investigate thousands of enforced disappearances cases in Kashmir so as to bring the truth in public domain.



Date: 27 Aug 2014

It is distortion of facts and mockery of House’: Veeri

Srinagar: Lashing out at the State Government for misleading the House, incumbent MLA Abdul Rehman Veeri Wednesday said it is a blatant lie on part of the government that since 2009 till ending July 2014, only 134 civilians have been killed in Kashmir Valley. “The death toll in 2010 summer agitation was more than 120 and how can government utter such false lie that death toll of civilians is only 134 from 2009 to 2014



Date: 25 Aug 2014

‘Cases reviews cases of PSA detenues regularly’

Srinagar: Government Monday said that the cases of Public Safety Act detenues are regularly reviewed as per the provisions of the PSA ACT 1978.

The written reply from the Jammu and Kashmir Home Minister reveals that 2364 persons are languishing



Date: 20 Aug 2014

‘Following instructions of authorities’: Army

Sopore: Scribes operating in North Kashmir Baramulla and Sopore towns Wednesday alleged that Indian Army is forcing them to reveal their ‘sources’ and mode of function in their respective places. They alleged that Army has been continuously calling them on their cell numbers directing them to provide all the details including the sources from whom



Date: 11 Aug 2014

By Abdul Majid Zargar

Maya Kodnani, convicted for killing ninety five Muslims, in 2002 Naroda Patiya & Naroda Gaam case, has been released on bail by Gujrat High Court. In so-called Secular India, The delivery of Justice has been most communal & selective against minorities particularly Muslims.



Date: 10 Aug 2014

Srinagar: MLA Langate and President Awami Ittihaad Party (AIP) Er Rashid has welcomed the decision of Session Court Kupwara rejecting Army’s review petition seeking a fresh investigation in Konan Poshpora mass rape case in 1991, however has expressed his deep anguish over the delaying tactics by army and create hurdles in bringing culprits to justice.



Date: 9 Aug 2014

‘Book the erring cop’

Srinagar: President Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Dr Nisar ul Hassan today condemned thrashing of lecturers in Government higher secondary school (GHSS) of Kreeri Pattan in North Kashmir by DySP of special operation group (SOG). The SOG officer along with a dozen cops yesterday barged into GHSS and slapped one lecturer and abused the vice principal.



Date: 9 Aug 2014

Sessions Court dismisses Indian army revision petition in Kunan
Poshpora mass rape and torture case, 23/24 February 1991

Srinagar: 23 years after the Kunan Poshpora mass rape and torture on 23/24 February 1991, the first legal challenge by the Indian army has been dismissed. On 8 August 2014, Sessions Court, Kupwara dismissed the revision petition of the Indian army that sought an end to further investigations ordered in the case on 18 June 2013 by Sub-judge, Judicial Magistrate,



Date: 6 Aug 2014

Tral: Amid protest a complete shutdown was observed in South Kashmir’s Tral town for the second consecutive day against the presence of CRPF bunker near bus stand which according to traders and locals is the source of nuisance for them.



Date: 6 Aug 2014

Srinagar: Human Rights organization, Voice of Victims Wednesday organized a peaceful protest in Srinagar demanding independent probe into unmarked mass graves found randomly in Kashmir valley.



Date: 2 Aug 2014

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has condemned the alleged thrashing of a senior medico by police in Srinagar on Saturday.

In a statement, Dr Nisar ul Hassan, President of the association, said Dr. Reyaz was dragged out of his car and thrashed by policemen at Noor Bagh in the city while he was on his way to Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura.



Date: 2 Aug 2014

Lolab: The physical torture inflicted by Indian Army on five locals of Lolab Valley including two brothers sparked protest at Harden Lolab area of frontier district Kupwara. The victims alleged that the Army officer offered them cash to keep their mouth shut.



Date: 22 Jul 2014

Srinagar: More than 400 people from Jammu and Kashmir implicated in anti-national cases are languishing in different jails of India. Twenty-nine Kashmiri youth are serving life imprisonment and most of them are spending their days and nights in Tihar Jail.



Date: 22 Jul 2014

WASHINGTON: The FBI encouraged and sometimes even paid Muslims to commit terrorist acts during numerous sting operations after the 9/11 attacks, a human rights group said in a report published on Monday.



Date: 21 Jul 2014

‘Protestors accuse police of letting the ‘murderer’ free

Sopore: The Naikoo family of North Kashmir’s Sopore town who lost two family members including a doctor in a ‘planned’ attack on June 20 last month Monday accused police of letting the ‘murderer’ free without facing trial.



Date: 21 Jul 2014

Karachi (PR): The lawlessness in Karachi, the collapse of state institutions and the citizen’s unending travail are symptoms of a multiple-sided political crisis and no way out is possible until the two main political parties of Sindh establish functional cooperation and start respecting the people’s right to good governance, including efficient and responsible local government institutions.



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