.: Human Rights

Date: 31 Dec 2013

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD: During the year 2013,while on assignments at least 108 working journalists were killed and over 15 lost lives in accidents, IFJ says in its latest report. "The journalists lost their lives in targeted attacks, bomb attacks and other cross fire incidents around the world".



Date: 28 Dec 2013

Srinagar: With a word of caution the Hurriyat Conference (G) Saturday stated that it will go through a religious ruling passed by Muslim scholars on re-marriage of the half widows and will come up with its observation on the subject.



Date: 28 Dec 2013

Tahira Begum

The recent media hype of the Court Martial in Macchil fake encounter case of 2010 and the subsequent welcome statements by politicians are part of the media propaganda of the Indian army’s obfuscation campaign in Jammu and Kashmir.



Date: 27 Dec 2013

Srinagar: Expressing serious reservations regarding the court-martial of army personnel involved in Machil Fake encounter, Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said Machil and all such similar cases should be heard in civil courts under wide public gaze instead in the closed rooms due to lack of transparency.



Date: 27 Dec 2013

Srinagar: Asserting that finding a solution to the Kashmir issue has become a compulsion for India, senior Kashmiri resistance leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah today said the so-called world’s largest democracy is facing pressures worldwide to resolve the longstanding issue at earliest, so as to let peace prevail in South Asia.



Date: 22 Dec 2013

RIGHTS ACTIVISTS SLAM POLICE CHIEF OVER MASS GRAVES REMARK

Srinagar: Day after the separatist leadership here slammed the recent statement of Police Chief about mass graves ,several rights activists including Gautam Navlakha Sunday termed the statement ‘inconsistent’ to the records.



Date: 19 Dec 2013

Srinagar: The records provided by the two major hospitals of valley, under Right to Information Act (RTI) Wednesday revealed that more than 165 people were seriously injured including 12 who lost eye sight due to pellet gun injuries since last four years.



Date: 19 Dec 2013

Srinagar: Today, members of civil society, the Village Committee, Kunan Poshpora and the Support Group for Kunan Poshpora visited Kupwara Sessions Court to observe and record the legal proceedings in the Kunan Poshpora case as part of our collective struggle to hold institutions accountable, to contest and expose the lies and contradictions of both the Government of Jammu



Date: 19 Dec 2013

AA investigates attacks against Muslims carried out by the Christian militia known as the "anti-balaka," meaning "anti-machete."

By Assed Baig

BANGUI: Since the outbreak of the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR), reports have focused on the Muslim



Date: 14 Dec 2013

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD: The spate of Syrians 'disappearances' reached such a gruesome height that the United Nations Organization has had to voice its deep concern. "Syrians continue to fall victim to a callous indifference to human life and disregard for safety, exemplified by the increasing trend of abductions and enforced disappearances", a UN report warns.



Date: 12 Dec 2013

‘Police not cooperating with us’: Family

New Delhi: The family of missing youth from South Kashmir’s Jandwal hamlet of Pulwama district Thursday alleged that nobody from Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi Government has extended help to them in tracing out their missing son Roman Amin Ganaie.



Date: 10 Dec 2013

Srinagar: Expressing grave concern over the violation of social, economic and cultural rights in Jammu & Kashmir, participants at a round table conference orgainsed by Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) today on the eve of the World Human Rights Day in Srinagar expressed the view that these rights ought to be given due primacy along with political and civil rights.



Date: 10 Dec 2013

Introduced new laws to trample people

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party Spokesperson Nayeem Akhtar came down heavily on National Conference on World Human Rights Day Tuesday, accusing it of acting as mute spectators to unabated rights abuses in Kashmir.



Date: 10 Dec 2013

GOWHAR MANZOOR

Srinagar: The International human rights day on Tuesday was marked with protests, seminars and sit-in demonstrations across Kashmir Valley.



Date: 10 Dec 2013

By Abdul Majid Zargar

In the last meeting of the human rights council, India voted in favor of a resolution against Sri Lanka that called for its accountability for violations of human rights & war crimes against the Tamil Lankans in pursuit of their demand for separate Tamil state. This was followed by Indian Prime Minster Skipping the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government



Date: 9 Dec 2013

Aga Syed Mudasir Rizvi

Islamic Declaration of Human Rights, is a reaction to Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

On 10th of December 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the first major achievements of the new United Nations, came into being.



Date: 9 Dec 2013

Syed Maajid Rashid Andrabi

Let us pledge to uphold and honour the basic human rights on this day.

Human rights, by their very nature are fundamental to all and demand no discrimination under any circumstances. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.



Date: 6 Dec 2013

‘Despite HC directions, sister of deceased not given Govt job’

Srinagar: The family of the deceased youth of Bemina who was killed by a stray bullet in 2008 has alleged that even after the directions passed by Jammu and Kashmir High Court to appoint the sister of deceased youth in some Government Department, the District Administration is delaying the process and is not keen to confer Government job to the sister of the deceased.



Date: 5 Dec 2013

‘Tries to implicate me in false case’ :10th class student

Pattan: A Class 10th student from North Kashmir’s Pattan town Thursday claimed that the Sarpanch Sariwarpora, Pattan is hell-bent to implicate him in militancy related cases. “The feud between Sarpanch and my relatives is taking toll on me. The Sarpanch is misleading police and Army by claiming that I am



Date: 4 Dec 2013

Srinagar: Former Bureaucrat who retired as Director Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department Wednesday alleged that Passport authorities are not clearing his passport even after the expiry of one and a half year.

Abdul Wahid Tak, former Additional Deputy Commissioner Islamabad told CNS that one and a half year ago,



Date: 3 Dec 2013

‘Army arrests and interrogate the brother of militant’

Kulgam: Scores of people Tuesday staged a massive protest against Indian Army for allegedly ‘kidnapping and interrogating’ the brother of an alleged militant in Qaimou Kulgam.



Date: 3 Dec 2013

Smashed windowpanes, beat Sumo drivers

Chadoora: Scores of Sumo Drivers Tuesday alleged that a group of Government Forces without any provocation beat them to pulp and smashed the windowpanes of dozens of Sumo vehicles in Central Kashmir’s Chadoora Market.



Date: 2 Dec 2013

Srinagar: Describing State Women’s Commission as a political Commission, Muslim Khawteen Markaz (MKM) Monday came down heavily on Government for failing to put an end to rights abuses in Kashmir Valley. Reports said that scores of MKM female workers staged a protest in Press Enclave against continuous human rights violations and urged upon International Community to take a serious note of it.



Date: 28 Nov 2013

Srinagar: Kunan Poshpora Village Committee and Support Group for Justice for Kunan Poshpora in a joint statement have disclosed that Indian Army is denying Kunan Poshpora mass rape and torture and seeks total impunity for the alleged perpetrators.



Date: 28 Nov 2013

Srinagar: While releasing the report about their visits to District Jail Udhampur and Kuthua and Sub-Jail Heera Nagar, Kashmir Bar Association has stated that a resident of Batgund, Dooru, Peer Mohammad Ashraf son of Peer Ghulam Nabi languishing in District Jail Kuthua has been detained 11 times



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