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Date: 16 Jan 2015

Srinagar: The family members of downtown Srinagar youth known is Islamic Rage Boy, Friday said that they are unaware about the whereabouts of their son. They said that their son Shakeel Ahmed Bhat was rearrested by police soon after court directed them to release him from Udhampur jail on January 8 earlier this month.

Date: 13 Jan 2015

The Hague:

Situation: The Republic of Kenya

Case: The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang

The trial at the International Criminal Court in the

Date: 11 Jan 2015

By Sahar ul Nisa Haroon

An event in Aligarh Muslim University organized by its student union in which an eminent personality from Kashmir was invited who not only ignited our souls but gave us reason to initiate things no matter what conditions are faced.


Date: 9 Jan 2015

The Hague: The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) reiterates its condolences to the family of Mr. Meshak Yebei. Every loss of life is a unique and profound tragedy for the family that is left to mourn.

Date: 7 Jan 2015

Srinagar: The Nowgam family who lost their member in Army firing Wednesday reiterated that a murder case should be registered against the erring Army personnel and the guilty should be tired in civil court.

Date: 5 Jan 2015

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) Monday slammed the Government of India for denying justice to the families whose near and dear ones lose their lives at the hands of Border Security Forces personnel in Apple town Sopore way back in 1993.

Date: 2 Jan 2015

Guwahati: The Centre has extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 declaring the entire 'state of Assam' as a 'Disturbed Area' for another one year beyond November 3 last, a state government release said here today.

Date: 27 Dec 2014

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) Saturday said it had on November 24 through Right to Information asked the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Jammu and Kashmir Police Department to share the information and relevant documents regarding the Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) for the armed related to combat operations (encounters, arrests and search).

Date: 17 Dec 2014

Family appeals court to release the victims vehicle

Srinagar: The family members of slain youth Burhan Yousuf Bhat alias Fisal who was killed along with his friend in Indian Army firing at Chattergam in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district in November this year, Wednesday appealed the court to release the vehicle which his son used when army targeted it from the custody of police.

Date: 10 Dec 2014

New Delhi: In order to reduce executions in India with the aim for its final abolition of death penalty, Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) while releasing its 104-page report, “Arbitrary On All Counts: Consideration of mercy pleas by the President of India” (http://www.achrweb.org/reports/india/arbitraryonallcounts.pdf), called for the establishment of “Advisory Committee on Mercy Petitions”

Date: 6 Dec 2014


Srinagar: On the eve of World Human Rights day, Huriyat Conference (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Saturday said that amid ‘so-called’ elections, the burning issues of gross human rights violations are being downplayed by the pro- India parties at large.

Date: 5 Dec 2014

Srinagar: For the first time breaking his silence over the mysterious death of National Conference worker Haji Syed Yousuf, the then Inspector General Crime Branch Raja Ajaz Ali Friday lashed out at the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for allegedly trying to brazen out the accusations against him and said no matter how clean imaged Omar Abdullah may try to present himself, he will always stand out in history as the main accused in the Haji Yousuf case.

Date: 2 Dec 2014

No action initiated against guilty

Shopian: The report submitted by one-man commission Justice (retd) Moti Lal Koul with regard to Shopian killings on September 7 last year has been eating dust in the Home Department and according to the family members of the slain youth no action has been taken against the guilty CRPF personnel that were held responsible by the Commission.

Date: 1 Dec 2014

New Delhi: Asian Centre for Human Rights while releasing its report, “Death Reserved for the Poor” (http://www.achrweb.org/reports/india/DeathReserved.pdf) today stated that condemned prisoner, Surinder Koli, who was convicted and sentenced to death in the Rimpa Halder murder case must not be executed before conclusion of the trial in 11 other cases of the Nithari murders in which he is a co-accused

Date: 27 Nov 2014

Srinagar: A day after Indian Army claimed that it indicted 8 soldiers and a Junior Commissioned Officer for killing 2 youth in Chattergam area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district, the family members of slain youth Burhan Yousuf Bhat alias Fisal Thursday while terming the claim of Army as a hoax to hoodwink the people demanded that all the guilty soldiers should be tried in civil court.

Date: 26 Nov 2014

Police assures action

Handwara: Residents of Wadhpora Handwara blocked Kupwara-Srinagar highway for hours against the army ‘harassment’ on Wednesday. The protestors alleged that Indian soldiers from 47 RR stationed at Nutnusa camp cordoned off Wadhpora hamlet and they (soldiers) not only beat youth but also harassed women folk there.

Date: 26 Nov 2014

Srinagar, Nov 26, CNS: The family members of two slain Nowgam youth who were killed by Army in cold blood in Chattergam area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district earlier this month Wednesday alleged that Indian Army is in a mood to hush up the case and even after the expiry of three weeks, Army has neither made its inquiry report public nor it has punished the guilty.

Date: 24 Nov 2014

Srinagar: The widow of a deceased carpet businessman whose husband was allegedly killed by Border Security Force personnel in 1993 in North Kashmir’s Pattan town of Baramulla district Monday alleged that police in its report have labeled her ‘innocent’ husband an Hizbul Mujahideen militant as a result government refused to pay her compensation and job to one of her family members.

Date: 21 Nov 2014

Srinagar: Accusing police of inaction, the family members of a ‘missing’ person Friday staged a protest alleging that police has miserably failed to trace their missing son who according to them went missing on October 22 last month.

Date: 19 Nov 2014

Kulgam (Kashmir): People blocked Kulgam-Islamabad road on Wednesday after a Special Operation Group (SOG) team raided Sumo Stand Yaripora and apprehended three persons including a Sumo driver. From past week at least 8 persons have been picked up by government forces during nocturnal raids and have been taken to unknown destinations.

Date: 19 Nov 2014

Lahore: The third Peasants’ National Convention, held by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) at Multan the other day, has reiterated the peasants’ and farm workers’ demand for land reform and expeditious recognition of the farming community’s rights.

Date: 16 Nov 2014

SHAHANA BUTT, PRODUCER: Asia's nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan, since their independence from British rule in 1947, have always remained at dispute over issues related to a territory called Kashmir. The two traditional neighboring rivals have fought each other thrice, and two out of the three wars over the disputed Kashmir. Both claim the entire territory but rule it in parts. And it remains at the heart of their enmity.

Date: 14 Nov 2014

‘It was a cold-blooded murder’: MLA

Langate: Hundreds of people led by MLA Langate Engineer Rashid Friday staged a massive protest against Army after a civilian was killed while two men from Indian security agencies in civvies were injured in a blast that went off in Lach Mawar area, barely 100 feet away from the residence of Er Rashid in North Kashmir’s Handwara town.

Date: 14 Nov 2014

Kulgam: Accusing Indian Army soldiers of killing his young son in cold blood, Muhammad Ismayil Dar the father of slain youth of Nowbal Batapora Friday said that his son was innocent and was not a part of the protests. “My son was watching protests at a distance near Kharpora Bridge when Army soldiers directly fired a bullet which hit his heart,” he said.

Date: 13 Nov 2014

Srinagar: Seven Indian army men were awarded life sentence in a fake encounter in 2010 where three youth were killed, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Thursday. Image. Reuters

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