.: Human Rights

Date: 8 Nov 2014

Srinagar: Random arrest of youth who reportedly clashed with police after Chattergam killings sparked a massive protest at Nowgam Bypass on Saturday. Hundreds of vehicles got stranded on the Bypass while protestors mostly women amid pro-freedom slogans demanded immediate arrest of erring Army soldiers and immediate release of four youth who according to them were arrested by police on stone-pelting charges.

Date: 7 Nov 2014

‘Did I kill any of your relatives?’

Srinagar: Former officer of the counterinsurgency Special Operations Group (SOG) of police Syed Ashiq Hussain Bukhari on Friday threatened Kashmir Reader Editor Showkat A. Motta that he would “teach him a lesson” for “painting a bad picture” of him in a news report.

Date: 4 Nov 2014

Srinagar: With the killing of two innocent youth at Chattergam Budgam at the hands of Indian Army soldiers, the total number of youth killed so far in Government Forces firing has gone up to six this year. Besides, these killings, 17 civilians were killed this year by unidentified gun men all across Kashmir.

Date: 2 Nov 2014

United Nations—The United Nations is set to vote on a new draft resolution urging Myanmar’s government to abandon its plans to force Rohingya Muslims to identify as “Bengali” - a term used to brand the minority as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.

Date: 31 Oct 2014

The United States, United Nations and European Union should unite to condemn the 'vile atrocities' carried out in Iraqi Sunni with the backing of Iran, the European Iraqi Freedom Association has urged.

Date: 31 Oct 2014

Islamabad: Civic Face Pakistan, a youth activist forum on human rights and social democracy organized a vigil for Reyhaneh Jabbari, a 26 years old Iranian woman who was executed few days back. Reyhaneh was accused of a murder of an ex military official of Iran who raped her. The rape victim was imprisoned for almost 5 years before she was executed.

Date: 30 Oct 2014

New York (PTI): A leading human rights body has criticised successive Indian governments for “failing” to prosecute senior officials for their roles in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and called on the new government to seek police reforms and enact laws against communal violence.

Date: 30 Oct 2014

‘Driver arrested, vehicle seized’

Srinagar: Violent clashes erupted in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district after a woman was crushed under an Indian army vehicle on Thursday afternoon.

Date: 29 Oct 2014

ISLAMABAD - Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed Tuesday urged the European Union and champions of human rights to take a strong notice of the gross violations of human rights and atrocities of Indian forces in Indian occupied Kashmir.

Date: 28 Oct 2014

Srinagar: Accusing Indian print and electronic media for concealing facts about the ‘repressive’ measures adopted by police in Dabhyal village of Nowsari district in Gujrat, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind Tuesday alleged for an alleged cow-slaughtering act, police has let loose a reign of terror in the area and has arrested 77 Muslims including two women so far while the arrest spree is in progress.

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.

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