.: Human Rights

Date: 10 Mar 2014

Jasim Rasool Basu

Srinagar: The parents of those who have been subject to enforced disappearance in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, since last twenty four years, have been living with the hope to see their children back. Since the disappearance of their loved ones, the families, particularly the parents, have been struggling to know their whereabouts.



Date: 8 Mar 2014

Srinagar: On the occasion of world women’s day, Kashmir Women’s Movement (KWM) on Saturday staged demonstrations in this capital city to protest the alleged human rights violations by Indian state in Jammu and Kashmir.



Date: 6 Mar 2014

Srinagar: A human rights group Wednesday while condemning the action against the Kashmir students, who have been booked for sedition in India’s Meerut region, said the chief minister Omar Abdullah is seeking ‘to once again shamelessly obfuscate the issue by suggesting that the students were misguided’.



Date: 4 Mar 2014

QAYOOM KHAN

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday arrested two brothers following a militant attack that left two policemen dead in South Kashmir's Pulwama town on Monday.



Date: 25 Feb 2014

Former official says he was put on army's hit-list after publishing report on alleged 1991 gang-rapes by Indian troops.

A former government official who investigated allegations of mass rapes by Indian soldiers in Indian-administered Kashmir has said that he was "threatened" and "offered promotions" to change his findings.



Date: 21 Feb 2014

SAYS JAYALALITHAA IS POLITICISING TERROR

Jammu: Today National Students Union of India (NSUI) held a massive protest against the decision of Tamil Nadu govt. to release the assassins of former prime minister Late Shri Rajiv Gandhi here at Jammu University.



Date: 21 Feb 2014

New Delhi: Days after Supreme Court commuted the death sentence of Rajiv Gandhi’s killers, renowned columnist and analyst, Prem Shankar Jha Friday said that the casual and callous execution of Afzal Guru is such a blot on Indian democracy which could not be removed and history will remain witness to this fact for centuries that present UPA government



Date: 20 Feb 2014

One man commission records statement of four petitioners and one witness

Shopian: One man Justice M.L.Koul Commission probing Gagrin killings allegedly at the hands of CRPF personnel recorded the statement of four petitioners and one witness on Thursday.



Date: 19 Feb 2014

Srinagar: All Parties Hurriyat Conference leaders Wednesday staged a protest against what they termed the “ugly face of Indian Judiciary System”.

The protestors including Javaid Ahmad Mir , Syed Bashir Andrabi, Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi, Ghulam Qadir Rah, Jaffar Kashmiri, Ghulam Muhammad Mir, Tahoor Ahmad Bhat and Shabir Ahmad Bhat



Date: 19 Feb 2014

New Delhi: Division Bench of the Supreme Court comprising of Dr. B.S. Chauhan, A.K. Sikri and Justice M.Y. Eqbal Wednesday after a brief hearing from the Senior Counsel, Prof Bhim Singh and J&K Advocate-General M.I. Qadri ordered to list the writ petition seeking CBI probe into the custodial death of Haji Yousuf who allegedly in custody in 2011.



Date: 15 Feb 2014

Srinagar: The one-man judicial commission, appointed to inquire into circumstances leading to the killing of four persons by paramilitary CRPF in Shopian district on September 7 last year, shall be conducting the further proceedings on Tuesday.

According to GNS, the Inquiry Commission shall hold sitting at Circuit House Shopian on February 18.



Date: 15 Feb 2014

APDP stages silent protest

Srinagar: Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons Saturday staged a peaceful protest against Army decision to close Pathribal fake encounter case. Scores of APDP activists led by Parvena Ahangar assembled in Press Enclave Srinagar. Protestors were carrying banners and placards seeking justice for Pathribal fake encounter victim families.



Date: 14 Feb 2014

Srinagar: Anantnag Working Journalist Association (AWJA) has condemned the brutal attack on Greater Kashmir lensman, Sajad Muniwardi yesterday by some policemen in Pinjora Shopian when he was performing his professional duty during a gunfight between security forces and militants in the area.



Date: 11 Feb 2014

Srinagar: Governor Jammu and Kashmir Narendra Nath Vohra has has appointed Rafiq Fida as acting Chairman of J&K State Human Rights Commission with immediate effect recognising his services and contribution in the Commission. Necessary orders in this were issued vide SRO number 30 dated 10/2/2014.



Date: 5 Feb 2014

Srinagar: Even though there are proper directions from the government that the kiths and kins of former militants should not be deprived from getting passports, yet there are countless examples in Kashmir where men, women and youth are facing enormous difficulties to get the passport. CID department of the State are citing the reason that their relatives are involved in militancy related cases and thus can’t be issued passport in their favour.



Date: 29 Jan 2014

Srinagar: The Hurriyat Conference organized a one day seminar at its headquarters on Wednesday titled “Murder of Justice by the sword of AFSPA”. The smienar was chaired by Moulana Abbas Ansari, and the seminar was organized in view of army court’s decision of closing Pathribal case.



Date: 28 Jan 2014

In his Introduction to Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright´s book ´The Mighty and the Almighty, Bill Clinton writes that “Hindu militants” are responsible for the massacre of 38 Sikhs at Pathribal, Chithisinghpora (in South Kashmir) in March 2000. Only last week Indian Army has closed the Pathribal fake encounter case saying that the evidence recorded could not establish prime facie charges against any of the accused persons. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) which is Federal/Central investigating agency functioning under the Central Government had in 2006 indicted five Indian Army personnel for staging the fake encounter while giving a clean chit to state police.



Date: 28 Jan 2014

Srinagar: As a part of the ongoing global campaign, ‘Return our martyrs’ remains” Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) observed a one day fast on Tuesday. The fast was also observed by five half-widows including Tahira Begum, Haleema Begum, Raja Begum, Muneera Begum and Halima Begum.



Date: 27 Jan 2014

ALTAF HUSSAIN

Srinagar: (GNS) Protests erupted Monday in Trehgam area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, where a complete shutdown was observed to commemorate the anniversary of 27 civilians, who were killed in a massacre by army in 1994.



Date: 26 Jan 2014

Sajad Ahmad Khan

This is not just a story, this is the feeling from the depth of my heart not only mine but my whole family is suffering from the same. most probably I would not have let you know this story as thousands of such stories of our great nation went unwritten and untold while committed the crime of demanding



Date: 25 Jan 2014

Army Hides Behind Armed Forces Special Powers Act

New York: An Indian army court of inquiry’s dismissal of all charges against five officers for the high-profile killing of civilians in Jammu and Kashmir state demonstrates the military’s continuing impunity for serious abuses, Human Rights Watch said today.



Date: 24 Jan 2014

GOWHAR MANZOOR/ NIDA ASIF IQBAL

Srinagar: Leaders from across the political divide in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday expressed strong disappointment over army’s closure of pathribal fake encounter case.
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday expressed shock over the army's decision to close a case of killing five locals after branding them foreign guerrillas.



Date: 24 Jan 2014

Anantnag: The families of the victims allegedly killed by Government Forces in Pathribal Friday while rejecting the Army decision to close the Pathribal fake encounter case said that they are feeling insecure and there are apprehensions that would be killed like their relatives for raising their voice against Indian Army for committing heinous crime.



Date: 23 Jan 2014

Islamabad: Country Office for United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Pakistan today unveiled a research report on “Human trafficking and migrant smuggling to and from Pakistan” at Marriott Hotel Islamabad.



Date: 23 Jan 2014

Bail granted to junior police personnel on trial while SP Altaf Ahmad Khan enjoys continued impunity

By Parvez Imroz (President, JKCCS)

Srinagar: On 17 December 2013, First Additional Sessions Judge, Baramulla granted interim bail to two of three accused persons in the ongoing trial [on FIR No. 202 /2011 u/s 302, 201 at



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