.: Human Rights

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,

Date: 26 Sep 2013

Even after serving 10 years in jail, Farhat was given life imprisonment on charges his family denies


For the past 10 years, 30-year-old Sheikh Farhat is confined in cell number13 of the Alipore Jail in Kolkatta, West Bengal, about 2300 kms away from his home on Iqbalabad Bund Road in

Date: 26 Sep 2013


Shopain: A minor boy from South Kashmir has been detained by Police during clashes that broke out in already simmering Shopian town Thursday afternoon.

Date: 24 Sep 2013

Srinagar: Life remained crippled in Shopian town of South Kashmir for 18th consecutive day Tuesday with business and other activities remaining shut while as earlier in the day forces used force to quell the protesters outside Deputy Commissioners office.

Date: 20 Sep 2013

Sonamarg: Scores of truck drivers blocked Sonamarag-Kargil road in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Friday after Indian Army personnel on road duty allegedly thrashed a truck driver without any provocation.

Agitated truck drivers told CNS that that Army personnel on road duty stopped a loaded truck (JK13-7789) heading towards Kargil near Bajri Nallah

Date: 20 Sep 2013

Hooligans decamped with cash, phone and laptop

Anxious father leaves for Banglore

Banglore: The thrashing of a Kashmiri student by ‘hooligans’ in Southern state of Karnatka on Thursday night has triggered panic among the Valleyties undergoing studies at several educational institutions there. Banglore police has registered

Date: 18 Sep 2013

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association Wednesday took out a protest rally in Lower Court premises here demanding the stern punishment for Shopian killers. They were stopped by police at main gate and did not allow them to march towards UN office. Lawyers from Bar Association Pulwama also held protest demonstrations in Press Enclave Srinagar who were later on detained by police and lodged in Police Station Khoti-Bagh.

Date: 18 Sep 2013

Srinagar: Kunan Poshpora Village Committee, Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society and the bevy of ladies pertaining to Support Group for Justice for Kunan Poshpora Wednesday alleged that the State Government is showing disrespect towards the victims and is harassing them on the one or the other pretext.

Date: 18 Sep 2013


SRINAGAR: “I was taken out of my car and fired upon without any reason,” says Mohammad Iqbal Sheikh who was shot at and injured by paramilitary CRPF men at Budshah Chowk here on September 7.

Date: 18 Sep 2013

 Thousands join funeral of slain militants  Families say boys tortured to death  Police says duo killed in genuine encounter  Postmortem did not reveal any sign of torture: DIG

Javid Ahmad

Date: 16 Sep 2013

Shahana Butt

Press TV, Indian-Controlled Kashmir

An Indian court recently sentenced four men to death for the gang rape and murder of a student in New Delhi last year. That incident provoked violent protests across India and led to tougher laws against the crime.

Date: 15 Sep 2013

Adv. Parvez Imroz (President, JKCCS)

On 14 September 2013, the Chief Judicial Magistrate [CJM], Srinagar, allowed the BSF to carry out a court-martial of its men in the case of the extra-judicial killing of Zahid Farooq on 5 February 2010. The killing of Zahid Farooq was a part of the long line of killings by State forces in 2010

Date: 14 Sep 2013

Jammu: Justice (retired) RC Gandhi arrived in Kishtwar on Saturday afternoon to probe the communal violence that left three dead and properties worth crores of rupees damaged on August 09.

Date: 14 Sep 2013

Mian Altaf asks police and Tehsildar to investigate the matter

Srinagar: Taking a serious note of the alleged excesses committed by Indian troopers of CRPF in Kangan, Forest Minister and MLA Kangan, Mian Altaf Saturday directed police and the Tehsildar to investigate the matter without any delay.

Date: 12 Sep 2013

“Will come to roads if killers not arrested’

Srinagar: Condemning the killing of innocent youth in Gagran Shopian, President Doctors Association of Kashmir (DAK) Dr. Nisar-ul-Hassan termed the killing a “cold-blooded murder”. The Association also demanded impartial probe to investigate these killings.

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