.: Human Rights

Date: 14 May 2014

Kulgam: A Kashmiri youth who is known as ‘Islamic Rage Boy’ has been languishing in Central Jail from past five years. The family members of Shakeel Ahmed Bhat resident of Malik Angan Fateh Kadal Srinagar told CNS that Shakeel was arrested by the government in 2009 on the charges of organizing protests against police, and since then he is languishing in the jail.

Date: 14 May 2014

London: The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) today called on the Pakistan Senate to reject a Bill that would grant the military and law enforcement authorities sweeping powers to detain individuals, in contravention of international human rights standards.

Date: 13 May 2014

Sopore: 22 Rashtriya Rifles camp of Indian Army located in Pazlipora area of North Kashmir’s Sopore town has allegedly become a continuous source of nuisance for the locals. According to the locals one Major Abishiek has let loose, a reign of terror in the area as he directing the youth to report on the camp where they are being interrogated and tortured.

Date: 12 May 2014

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference Jammu and Kashmir leaders are still in police lock up from past many days. The organization has expressed concern over the continuous detention of Shabir Ahmed Shah, Nayeem Ahmed Khan and Mushtaq-ul-Islam.

Date: 12 May 2014

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association Monday strongly condemned the arrest and detention of ‘hundreds’ of youth, who according to Bar have been illegally picked up and unlawfully incarcerated.

Date: 9 May 2014

Srinagar: Several video and photojournalists of Barmulla alleged that policemen misbehaved with them and barred them from covering protests on Cement Bridge.

Date: 6 May 2014

Srinagar: All Parties Hurriyat Conference Human Rights Division is going to publish, very soon, a detailed report in which Human Rights Violations incidents committed across the length and breadth of Kashmir have been documented.

Date: 5 May 2014

Accused cops arrested, suspended

Tazeem Malik

RAJOURI: Two jawans of 5th Battalion of Jammu Kashmir Armed Police (JKAP) Sunday allegedly raped a woman by forcibly entering her house in Rajouri when she was all alone.

Date: 4 May 2014

Srinagar: A youth has been booked under Public Safety Act (PSA), described as lawless law by Amnesty International, and has been shifted to Kathua Jail, official sources told GNS today.

They said Waseem Ahmad Sofi (23), son of Bashir Ahmad of Dangerpora village of Pulwama in South Kashmir was arrested by police last week.

Date: 3 May 2014

Patients too have to face the brunt

Srinagar: President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan today in a statement castigated security forces for not allowing doctors and paramedics to reach hospitals with the result depriving sick patients of medicare services. I received calls from doctors of valley saying that they have to face the wrath from security

Date: 3 May 2014

This refers to the killing of Bashir Ahmad Bhat of Nawakadal Srinagar.The paramilitary forces are hell bent in shedding the innocent blood in this no man’s land called Kashmir. The SHRC has taken the matter in its own hands for the hopeful results. The very act is brutal and detestable.

Date: 24 Apr 2014

Law and law-making
 Parliament made around two dozen laws. Eight presidential ordinances were promulgated.
 Several security-specific laws were adopted. The president promulgated the Protection of Pakistan Ordinance.

Date: 23 Apr 2014

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD: The Secretary General of the OIC, Mr Iyad Ameen Madani received in in his office Mr Mouhaman Dahirou Dambaba, Ambassador of the Republic of Benin, says a press release emailed to Kashmir Watch here Wednesday.

Date: 23 Apr 2014

Murtaza Ali Shah

LONDON: Amnesty International has revealed that Hamid Mir had on two occasions told the human rights organisation that he believed his life was under threat from different actors, including from the spooks and the Pakistani Taliban.

Date: 19 Apr 2014

Srinagar: Kashmir National TV Journalists Associations (KNTJ), a collective body of broadcast professionals condemns the incident in which a news stringer was reportedly beaten to pulp by the cops in north Kashmir at Bandipora.

According to the information brought to the Association by Mr Inayat who works as a news stringer for TV channels in North Kashmir, he was beaten up by the police without any

Date: 16 Apr 2014

Srinagar: Scores of people under the banner of Toasmaidan Bachao front (TBF), Jammu and Kashmir Right to Information (RTI) movement Rural Voice and Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) held a strong protest in Srinagar’s Press Enclave against further extension of Tosa Maidan firing range to army in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

Date: 15 Apr 2014

Koul Commission aghast

Shopian: Taking a dig on police, the one-man Commission probing Gagrin killings at the hands of CRPF personnel in South Kashmir’s Shopian district Tuesday said that the Commission has failed to understand what the Jammu and Kashmir police official is doing in Chandigarh for such a long time and why he has failed to produce the report before the Commission

Date: 13 Apr 2014

Directs issuance of passport to Anantnag man whose story belies govt claims

Marouf Ahmad Parray

Srinagar: A father cannot be made to suffer for any act attributable to his son, the J&K High Court has ruled while directing authorities to issue passport to a 58-year-old man

Date: 9 Apr 2014

Srinagar: During the dead of the night CRPF personnel allegedly thrashed a Pump Station Operator and his family members for not supplying electricity to their bunker located at Tengapora Gangboug area of Batamaloo bypass.

Date: 5 Apr 2014

Tajwer Nasir

Our beloved Prophet Muhammad May Allah send peace and blessings upon him said: “The Muslim Ummah is like one body. If the eye is in pain then the body is in pain and if the head is in pain then the body is in pain”

Date: 4 Apr 2014

“Eyewitness meets Govt gunman Papa Kishtwari in Srinagar
Central Jail’: Counsel

Srinagar: A local Court Friday asked the prosecution to file objections in a case related to killing of a civilian contractor allegedly by infamous government gunman Ghulam Mohammad Lone aka Papa Kishtwari after the Counsel appearing for the complainant Zahoor Ahmed Mir alleged

Date: 31 Mar 2014

Srinagar: Tehreek-i-Hurriyat led by Syed Ali Geelani, Monday condemned the arrest spree started by police in various areas of Kashmir.

In a statement issued to GNS, the TH spokesman “condemned the arrest and harassment of people by police in Chadoora Budgam, Kakpora Pulwama, and Baramullah.

Date: 26 Mar 2014

New Delhi: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has termed as murder of justice and humanity the death sentence awarded to 529 Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters of ousted president Mohammad Morsi in Egypt.

Date: 25 Mar 2014


Srinagar: Expressing concern over an assault on Kashmiri detainees in Tihar Jail, chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani has appealed International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) that it should take immediate notice of this incident and raise the issue with jail authorities.

Date: 25 Mar 2014

Anantnag: On the 14th Anniversary of Pathribal fake encounter victims, people staged a protest in Brariaangan village of South Kashmir’s Anantnag town on Tuesday.

People along with the family members of the victims gathered near the grave yard of pathribal and Bulbul Nowgam and remembered the departed souls and alos observed a fateh khawani there.

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