.: Human Rights

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)

Date: 14 Mar 2015

Lack of provision in RPC eludes justice: Vrinda Grover

New Delhi: Eminent lawyer, researcher, human rights and women’s rights activist Vrinda Grover Saturday said that the State actors responsible for the enforced disappearances and extra-judicial killings of innocent people in Kashmir are still free because no section relating to the crime is present in Indian Penal

Date: 13 Mar 2015

Srinagar: The J&K High Court has ordered conclusion of investigations within four weeks into the killing of four youth including three minors allegedly by personnel of Rashtriya 33 Rifles on February 22, 2006.

Date: 11 Mar 2015

Judges Aluoch and Ozaki elected First and Second Vice-President respectively

The Hague: Today, 11 March 2015, the judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), sitting in a plenary session, elected Judge Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi (Argentina) as President of the Court for a three-year

Date: 11 Mar 2015

Govt should review cases of political prisoners: Swami Agnivesh

New Delhi: Lauding the role of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister for using his authority in getting Masrat Aalam released from the jail, renowned social activist and Hindu scholar, Swami Agnivesh Wednesday said that it is illegal and inhuman to keep someone in jail

Date: 11 Mar 2015

28 serve life imprisonment

Srinagar: Over 300 people mostly youth from Jammu and Kashmir implicated in anti-national cases are languishing in different jails of India. Scores of people from Kashmir Valley have also been languishing in different jails like Kot-Balwal, Kathau, Udhumpur

Date: 9 Mar 2015

Srinagar, Indian occupied Kashmir

Dr. Muhammad Qasim was arrested on 05.02.1993 for his political views but to prolong his detention he was booked u/s 3 (TADA), u/s 302 r/w 120-B RPC.
TADA Court Jammu acquitted him on 14.07.2001 and made following observation:

Date: 9 Mar 2015

Need to protect rights of everybody: IGP Kashmir

Srinagar: The grand finale of the debate competition on human rights titled “STATE VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS ESCALATES VIOLENCE RATHER THAN CONTROLS IT” was organized at the Conference Hall of Zonal Police Headquarters Srinagar here today.

Date: 8 Mar 2015

The Hague: Today, 8 March 2015, the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”) joins many around the world in marking International Women’s Day and reaffirms its commitment to accountability for perpetrators of sexual and gender-based crimes.

Date: 3 Mar 2015

New Delhi: Urging upon newly elected Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir to pave way for the release of innocent Kashmiri people languishing in State and out-side State jails, former interlocutor M.M.Ansari Tuesday said that People’s Democratic Party should be credited for bringing BJP on board to take oath under the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir

Date: 25 Feb 2015

Ladies and gentlemen,

Thank you for your interest and for being here. Allow me firstly to brief you on my work and visit to the Central African Republic (“CAR”). I would be pleased to answer your questions following my remarks.

Date: 25 Feb 2015

New Delhi: Several Indian Parliament members Wednesday criticized anti-terror laws in vogue in Jammu and Kashmir and Manipur and demanded immediate repealing of these stringent acts.

Date: 25 Feb 2015

Speakers slam use of violence against women

Srinagar: Political Science department of Jamia Millia Islamia today organized a seminar on "Two Decades after Kunan Poshpora: State Violence, Legality and Justice" in the varsity at New Delhi.

Date: 23 Feb 2015

Srinagar: The Kashmiri Students Campaign UK held protest outside the Indian consulate on 22nd February (Sunday) to mark the anniversary of the Kunan Poshpora mass rape tragedy where up to 100 women were raped by the Indian armed forces in 1991.

Date: 23 Feb 2015

Srinagar: On the 24th anniversary of infamous Kunan-Poshpora mass rape, Senior Member Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) and chairman Islamic Political Party-JK Muhammad Yousuf Naqash while attending the party at party head office has urged United Nations to cease United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) membership to India till it stop committing heinous crimes in Kashmir.

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