.: Human Rights

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

Date: 13 Nov 2014

‘Men who lured our sons threatening us’

Gulzar Ahmad

Baramulla, November 13: (GNS) The families of three slain men killed in Machil fake encounter on Thursday said they wanted

Date: 11 Nov 2014

Baramulla: The detention of a youth on charges of stone-pelting sparked protest and subsequent shutdown in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday.

Date: 8 Nov 2014

Srinagar: Random arrest of youth who reportedly clashed with police after Chattergam killings sparked a massive protest at Nowgam Bypass on Saturday. Hundreds of vehicles got stranded on the Bypass while protestors mostly women amid pro-freedom slogans demanded immediate arrest of erring Army soldiers and immediate release of four youth who according to them were arrested by police on stone-pelting charges.

Date: 7 Nov 2014

‘Did I kill any of your relatives?’

Srinagar: Former officer of the counterinsurgency Special Operations Group (SOG) of police Syed Ashiq Hussain Bukhari on Friday threatened Kashmir Reader Editor Showkat A. Motta that he would “teach him a lesson” for “painting a bad picture” of him in a news report.

Date: 4 Nov 2014

Srinagar: With the killing of two innocent youth at Chattergam Budgam at the hands of Indian Army soldiers, the total number of youth killed so far in Government Forces firing has gone up to six this year. Besides, these killings, 17 civilians were killed this year by unidentified gun men all across Kashmir.

Date: 2 Nov 2014

United Nations—The United Nations is set to vote on a new draft resolution urging Myanmar’s government to abandon its plans to force Rohingya Muslims to identify as “Bengali” - a term used to brand the minority as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.

Date: 31 Oct 2014

The United States, United Nations and European Union should unite to condemn the 'vile atrocities' carried out in Iraqi Sunni with the backing of Iran, the European Iraqi Freedom Association has urged.

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