.: Human Rights

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.



Date: 17 Jul 2014

Srinagar: The killing of a 23 year old mason sparked massive protest in Central Kashmir’s Beerwa town in District Budgam on Thursday. Bilal Ahmed Parrey son of Ghulam Muhammad lost his life when a littered shell exploded within the Tosamaidan firing range on Wednesday evening.



Date: 17 Jul 2014

Jammu: Prof. Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party and Member of National Integration Council has urged Shri N.N. Vohra, the Governor of J&K for his urgent intervention for unconditional release of all political and PSA prisoners who have been languishing in different jails in J&K on the eve of Eid as a token of goodwill message to hundreds of families of the prisoners.



Date: 15 Jul 2014

Srinagar : Syed Salim Geelani the head of the APHC (M) Human Rights Division in a statement to media has strongly condemned the recent statement by Govt. of India for favoring the continuation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act 1958 (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir.



Date: 9 Jul 2014

Baghdad (Human Rights Watch): Iraq’s new media guidelines are so vague as to be wide open to abuse. The guidelines unjustifiably restrict freedom of the press, including by requiring pro-governmental coverage. The government-run Communications and Media Commission (CMC) issued the “mandatory” guidelines on June 18, 2014, to regulate media “during the war on terror.”



Date: 8 Jul 2014

Srinagar: A day after State Home Department overruled recommendation for reinstatement of three policemen and ordered their dismissal for being involved in the killing of seven innocent civilians including two brothers in Brakpora, Anantnag, 14 years back, the families of the victims Tuesday termed



Date: 6 Jul 2014

Srinagar: While demanding the release of all the political prisoners including Masarat Alam Bhat, Amir Hamzah, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Dr. Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, Abdullah Nasir, Abdul Gani Bhat, Assadullah Parray, Javaid Ahmad Falay, Nisar Ahmad Bhat, Abdul Majeed Lone, Showkat Hakeem, Manzoor Ahmad Wani, Mehraj-ud-Din Nandah, Molvi Sajad



Date: 26 Jun 2014

SHRC ASKS RIGHTS GROUP TO APPROACH POLICE

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) Thursday stated that it will use its power if the police fails to carry DNA sampling and identification of the persons buried in unmarked graves in Kashmir valley.



Date: 26 Jun 2014

Craig Murray, Former British Ambassador

183 Egyptian political prisoners sentenced to death: international silence. One Australian reporter given prison sentence: international outrage.



Date: 24 Jun 2014

Youth offering invaluable sacrifices

Srinagar: President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan today in a statement while condemning the killing of youth and injuring four others by security forces at Sopore termed it barbaric and brutal. By resorting to indiscriminate firing on peaceful protestors shows sheer frustration and anger of security forces.



Date: 24 Jun 2014

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Friday censured Government Forces for killing a youth on Monday in Krankshivan Sopore terming it a gross human rights violation.



Date: 24 Jun 2014

“Have no faith in probe, what happened in past will be repeated in present’

Sopore: Exonerating Army, the father of the Sopore slain youth Tuesday claimed that his son was gunned down by a local policeman who abruptly came down from his vehicle and resorted to indiscriminate firing.



Date: 20 Jun 2014

Abdul Hamid Mir

Crime against women shows an increasing trend because of the unnecessary ‘exposure’ of female folk. A woman is safe at home and is susceptible to vulgarity once she steps outside unprotected. Despite her empowerment she continues to be exploited. Employment of women is adding to their miseries instead of solving them.



Date: 20 Jun 2014

By NASEER GANAI

Early this month, at the University of Westminster, Parveena Ahangar narrated her battle as a Kashmiri mother whose son remains untraceable ever since the Indian Army arrested him in 1990.



Date: 18 Jun 2014

Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has strongly condemned the police action at the Tahirul Qadri Secretariat on Tuesday, in which eight people were killed, and at least 90 injured.



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