.: Human Rights

Date: 23 Jul 2013

Srinagar: Amnesty International India has urged authorities in Jammu and Kashmir to avoid delay in conducting fresh investigations into the alleged rapes of over 30 women by soldiers of the Indian army in 1991 in the towns of Kunan and Poshpora.



Date: 22 Jul 2013

New Delhi: A Division Bench of Apex Court comprising Justice R.M. Lodha and Justice Fakkir Mohammad Ibrahim Kalifulla Monday granted four weeks time to the State of Jammu and Kashmir to file counter to the petition of 12-years old Faizan, a minor who was illegally arrested by Safakadal, Srinagar Police last year in August.



Date: 20 Jul 2013

Ineptness at the top, intriguing role of local officials and BSF’s insensitivity create yet another explosive situation


The ghastly frequency with which the blood of innocent people is being shed in this state, at regular intervals, suggests as if human life is calculated to be an affordable price to keep alive the (territorial) idea of ‘India’ in Kashmir.



Date: 18 Jul 2013

Srinagar: Indian Army personnel in North Kashmir’s Haril area of Handwara thrashed few people including the Sarpanch without any provocation against which the people came on roads and staged a massive protest against the erring Army personnel.



Date: 18 Jul 2013

Srinagar: Families of two Kashmiri youth, Sheikh Imran of Karfali Mohalla, Habba Kadal and Sheikh Farhat of Bemina Thursday alleged that there wards were implicated in false cases by Kolkatta Police. Scores of people led by separatist leader Zafar Akbar Bhat staged protest at Press Enclave Sriangar and appealed Kolkatta Chief Minister Mamta Benerji to look into the matter and deliver justice to the families of these two youth.



Date: 15 Jul 2013

Srinagar: A 7th class student was injured after cops fired pellet guns on protesting youth in Old City area of Srinagar on Monday while as spontaneous shutdown was observed in some parts of North Kashmir and Nawab Bazar of old city following the mysterious deaths of two local youths in Mumbai.



Date: 5 Jul 2013

By – Suhas Chakma, Director, Asian Centre for Human Rights

Email: suhaschakma@achrweb.org;

New Delhi: As the United States continues its relentless campaign to block whistleblower Mr Edward Snowden’s attempts to seek asylum that went to the extent of disgraceful denial of air-space to President of Bolivia Mr Evo Morales by France,



Date: 3 Jul 2013

Seeks report from DGP and DC Bandipora

Srinagar: Sate Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has taken a suo moto cognizance of the killing of two innocent youth by Indian Army at Markundal and has sought reports from Director General of Police and Deputy Commissioner Bandipora.



Date: 28 Jun 2013

Srinagar: Blaming Inspector General Inder Singh Negi, of the Into-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) for the enforced disappearance of Kashmiri youth Mohammad Ashraf Koka, Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons Friday said that the officer who frequently appears on news channels briefing about the ITBP rescue and relief operations in Uttarakhand.



Date: 26 Jun 2013

Srinagar: The Centre for Policy Analysis (CPA) New Delhi has dispatched a letter to Prime Minister of India Dr Manmohan Singh seeking justice for the rape victims of Kunan Poshpora.

In the letter, the CPA has reminded the Prime Minister that people of Kashmir are too much agitated over Kunan Poshpora mass rape incident.



Date: 26 Jun 2013

Srinagar: To honour and commemorate the martyrs and victims who fell to ‘barbarism’ of Papa Kishtwari, congregational prayers were held at Alamdar Park, Braine Nishat.

Hundreds of people from Srinagar and Panpore arrived at Nishat to pay homage and tributes to those who allegedly fell to the bullets of infamous killer Papa Kishtawari during the heydays of militancy in Kashmir.



Date: 22 Jun 2013

Srinagar: For 22 years, the villagers of Kunan Poshpora have lived with injustice. For 22 years, civil society and human rights activists, journalists, lawyers, social workers, and Indians, came, heard their story, clicked their pictures, and left. There have been contributions along the way, but, mostly, it has been 22 years of absolute and continued injustice.



Date: 18 Jun 2013

AHMEDABAD: The mother of Mumbai teenager Ishrat Jahan, killed along with three others in an alleged fake encounter by Gujarat Police in 2004, on Tuesday claimed her daughter was "innocent" and cited the arrest of several policemen in the case to support her assertion.



Date: 18 Jun 2013

Sarinagar (PR): Today, on 18th June 2013, the Judicial Magistrate Kupwara J. A. Geelani, while dismissing the conclusions made by the police in the recently filed closure report in the case of Kunan Poshpora mass rape of 23-24 February 1991 returned the case file to the police, asking for “further investigation to unravel the identity of those who happen to be perpetrators”.



Date: 18 Jun 2013

Srinagar: Ahad Jan the man who was booked for hurling shoe on Chief Minister in 2010 Tuesday claimed that he is receiving threat phone calls from different quarters. “I frequently receive phone calls and the callers threaten me of dire consequences for no apparent reason,” he told CNS adding the all these calls come from an unknown numbers and these numbers are not visible on the display of the mobile set.



Date: 18 Jun 2013

Srinagar: The families of three youth who were killed in fake Machil encounter in April 2010 have alleged that no action has been taken against the guilty and all the culprits involved should be brought to justice without any delay.



Date: 17 Jun 2013

Srinagar: Scores of women appeared in Press Enclave Srinagar on Monday seeking whereabouts of their loved ones who had got disappeared allegedly at the hands of security personnel during militancy .

Shabnam Banoo from Gangbou, Batamaloo while narrating her woeful tale about her brother told CNS that they are looking for Manzoor Ahmed Dar from past 16 years



Date: 15 Jun 2013

Lahore: Syed Anwer Aleemi, Advocate, Chairman- HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL –HRI has said in his address to COORDINATORS specially gathered at Lahore , Pakistan that all possible efforts would be made to unite human rights activists and their respective organizations. In his address he unveiled that more than 5000 human rights organizations were in our contact and valuable correspondence with them were in progress.



Date: 15 Jun 2013

Court directs prosecution to produce witness

Srinagar: Refusing the plea for having in camera trial, a city court has directed prosecution to produce witnesses in a murder case of a contractor against Papa Kishtwari at the earliest.



Date: 14 Jun 2013

UNFORTUNATE THAT NONE OF JK’S CMS VISITED VICTIMS IN 20 YEARS: SEEMA MUSTAFA

Srinagar: An eight member delegation of Indian civil society and parliamentarians today visited the Kunan-Poshpora villages and met the victims of alleged 1991 mass-rape incident.



Date: 14 Jun 2013

New Delhi, June 14: Eminent civil and human rights activists have asked some serious questions to Intelligence Bureau regarding the alleged involvement of the agency in the encounter of Ishrat Jahan and her three friends in Ahmedabad. The activists said the agency is nervous at the way CBI investigation is going on in the fake encounter and as the involvement of a high-level officer of the agency is becoming clearer.



Date: 11 Jun 2013

MAJID MAQBOOL


On July 30, 2010,Adil Ramzan,13, was returning to his home in Palhallan in Baramulla district, 30 km north of Srinagar, after offering Friday prayers when his father received a call from an unknown number. Adil received a bullet injury during a protest, the caller informed.



Date: 10 Jun 2013

Tral: Huge population of South Kashmir’s Tral town alleged that during the 20 hours long crackdown in Dadasara, Tral and Kuchmulla, Indian Army personnel used all means to scare them whole night. “These Army personnel yelled, beat the drums and blew whistles whole night. Children were so frightened and no one was able to sleep during the dreadful night,” one of the residents told CNS.



Date: 10 Jun 2013

Urges HR groups to investigate the matter

Srinagar: Holding army responsible for large scale human rights abuses in the Valley, Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani Monday lashed out at armed forces over their inhuman approach while handing the body of slain militant Muhammad Abbas of Pulwama.



Date: 9 Jun 2013

Madrassa teacher picked up for questioning

Srinagar: Police on Saturday detained one more person from Doda region of Jammu for questioning in connection with the arrest of ‘encounter specialist’ police officer Shiv Kumar Sharma .

Official sources said that police detained Irshad Ahmad son of Ghulam Mohamammad of Dadpath Kishtwar for questions related to the case in which Sub-Inspector Shiv Kumar Sharma,



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