.: Human Rights

Date: 7 Nov 2013

Srinagar: A recent spate of domestic and international criticism of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act and continuing human rights violations enabled by the controversial law must lead to its immediate repeal, Amnesty International India today urged the Government of India to repeal the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act.

Date: 3 Nov 2013

By Abdul Majid Zargar

-Kashmir Watch, archives 2010-

It is one of the least known genocides in the modern history. It was carried out with such a precision that it is difficult to find its traces, except in the memories of the survivors, and the tales of horror they passed on to their next generation. Around four to five lakh Muslims were killed with a military precision.

Date: 3 Nov 2013

Meraj ud din

-Kashmir Watch, archives 2008-

A chapter of Kashmir history starts from 1846 when Sikh rule ended and the British sold Kashmir to Dogra Mahraja Gulab Singh under the Treaty of Amritsar at a cost of 750,000 Nanak Shahi currency.

Date: 23 Oct 2013

By Syed Zubair Ahmad,

I met Shahid like in dream, just for a few hours in two days almost a decade ago. I was perusing diploma in Journalism from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and living in Zakir Nagar area of New Delhi. I was following the news about Shahid in newspapers. The teenager who was booked under TADA was the youngest among

Date: 21 Oct 2013

Srinagar: Displaying utensils used by their missing children,scores of men,women and children appeared in Press Enclave Srinagar on Monday seeking whereabouts of their loved ones who got disappeared during militancy allegedly at the hands of different security agencies.

Date: 19 Oct 2013

Washington—A new report from a special U.N. investigator says drone strikes have killed far more civilians than U.S. officials have publicly acknowledged - at least 400 in Pakistan and as many as 58 in Yemen - and chides the U.S. for failing to aid the investigation by disclosing its own figures.

Date: 13 Oct 2013


Srinagar: Disappointed with what it called a ‘dull political campaign’ launched by a united Hurriyat Conference to pursue return of mortal remains of Mohammad Afzal Guru from Delhi’s Tihar Jail, the victim family says separatists as well as the state government has utterly failed in discharging their duties and

Date: 12 Oct 2013

Panchayat members seek end to lease, seek development of meadow as tourist resort


Srinagar, Oct 12: The clamour for end of Toasmaidan lease to Army is growing as Panchayat representatives of Khag Tehsil in district Budgam have passed a resolution demanding immediate

Date: 12 Oct 2013

‘We have nobody to look after us’



Srinagar, Oct 12: Aged parents and seven sisters of a downtown youth detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) Saturday staged

Date: 8 Oct 2013

Srinagar: Protectors of law including police and Security Forces have tarnished the chastity of women both in Kashmir as well as in Jammu Division from past two decades. The number of rapes and molestation cases against men in uniform is higher in Kashmir as compared to Jammu.

Date: 8 Oct 2013

Kishtwar: Police has failed to trace the a 28-year old Gujjar labourer who went missing, following communal clashes in Kishtwar on August 9.

His family members told CNS that Dil Muhammad son of Ghulam Qadir Bakash resident of Balgram, Donandi was a labourer who used to feed his family by doing menial jobs in Paddar, Kishtawar.

Date: 7 Oct 2013


Srinagar: Taking suo moto cognizance of the news reports highlighting living conditions of inmates in central jail Srinagar, the State Human Rights omission (SHRC) has issued notice to state home department asking for a detail report on the issue.
In an order received by KNS, Rafiq Fida,

Date: 5 Oct 2013

Faisul Yaseen

Srinagar: At least 9329 persons are detained in 13 jails of the Jammu 6 Kashmir State since 2002.

In a written reply to a question of an independent MLA from Langate Sheikh Abdur Rashid during the Question Hour in Legislative Assembly, Minister Incharge Home said 9329 persons

Date: 5 Oct 2013

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association(HCBA) has assured a visiting delegation from Kishtwar all possible legal help and assistance in having a fair, impartial and independent investigation conducted in the Eid violence in August this year.
According to a statement the Bar Association has also assured the delegation headed by Qazi Iqbal-ud-din of Anjumani-Islamia,

Date: 5 Oct 2013

By Yasir Ashraf

SRINAGAR: Police has lodged First Information Reports against 58 persons in the recent communal violence in Kishtwar district of Jammu region, the government said Saturday.

Date: 5 Oct 2013

Islamabad: Residents of Zalangam hamlet of Kokarnag, Islamabad staged massive protests and blocked Kokarnag-Kishtwar raod on Saturday after a married woman was allegedly abducted by men wearing combat uniforms. Police has registered a case and the women was sent for a medical examination.

Date: 5 Oct 2013

KARACHI: An eyewitness in Advocate Naimat Ali Randhawa murder case identified the killer during an identification parade at the judicial magistrate court on Saturday, Geo News reported.

According to the sources, the eyewitness identified accused Kazim Abbas Rizvi as the killer of Naimat Ali Randhawa during an identification parade.

Date: 4 Oct 2013

Kamal seeks explanation from the Government

Srinagar: National Conference senior leader Dr Shiekh Mustafa Kamal Friday sought explanation about Ahmad Nagar encounter and gutting of school building on a holiday from the State Government.

Date: 4 Oct 2013

Srinagar: Retired Justice M.L.Koul who is 79 years old has been appointed to probe the killings of five persons in Gagrin area of Shopian town by the State Government. Koul was in the news when in gross violations of norms he had been given three consecutive extensions as Chairman Advisory Board on contentious Public Safety Act.

Date: 1 Oct 2013

Srinagar: State Secretary CPI (M) and MLA Kulgam Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami today sought a white paper on the killings in the state right from 1990.

Participating in the discussion on adjournment motion on the killings of innocent people in Kishtwar, Gagren Shopian, Samba, Hiranagar and Gool in Legislative Assembly today,

Date: 28 Sep 2013


Srinagar, KNS: After 22-days of continuous strike against civilian killings at Gagran, the people of Shopian have decided to call off their strike from tomorrow while giving authorities a 12-days deadline to shift CRPF from Gagran camp or face a strong agitation including strike.

Date: 28 Sep 2013

`Armed forces, office colleagues involved in 60% cases’

By Zahir-ud-Din

Srinagar: Molestation of women has registered an alarming increase. Experts have given reasons ranging from modernization to massive militarization for the disturbing trend.
Noted sociologist, Professor (Retired) Bashir Ahmad Dabla’s

Date: 28 Sep 2013

Tahira Begum

Spokesperson, Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons

Today, the Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh will address the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. The Prime Minister may be expected to discuss India’s security

Date: 27 Sep 2013

Adv. Parvez Imroz

President, JKCCS

It has come to our attention, that Superintendent of Police (SP) Altaf Ahmad Khan is being considered for deputation to the United Nations peacekeeping forces. SP Altaf Ahmad Khan is responsible for human rights abuses in Jammu and Kashmir. As detailed in the IPTK/APDP report [alleged Perpetrators:

Date: 26 Sep 2013

SRINAGAR: A representative of Amnesty International-India (AII) Thursday called on members of J&K High Court Bar Association (HCBA) here.

A statement issued by the lawyers’ body said that Christine Mehta interacted with HCBA members including HCBA president Mian Abdul Qayoom, vice president Aijaz Bedar, general secretary Mohammad Ashraf Bhat,

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