.: Human Rights

Date: 14 Apr 2013

Srinagar: MLA Langate, Engineer Rasheed Sunday appealed lawyers, human rights activists and members of civil society all across India to take notice of sufferings of Kashmiri people and use their good offices and other possible ways and means to ensure that state terrorism comes to an end in the state of Jammu and Kashmir which has become like a ‘lawless island’ due to the misuse of power and draconian laws.



Date: 12 Apr 2013

Srinagar: Lamenting over the faulty justice system in India State Congress Chief Professor Saif-u-Din Soz Friday in a statement to CNS hit Delhi Police from left right centre over their atrocious behavior in the discharge of their duty.



Date: 11 Apr 2013

Father of two sons who disappeared in custody more than a decade ago in Nepal has only one wish—to see his sons once

MAJID MAQBOOL

Muhammad Shafi Rah, 35, and Mushtaq Ahmad Rah, 30, were working in a leather factory in Nepal after the two brothers shifted to Kathmandu, Nepal in 1995 from Srinagar to earn a living.



Date: 11 Apr 2013

By MUDASIR AHMED

SRINAGAR: Amnesty International Wednesday said that since 2010 there is a “decreasing willingness” from top officials in the J&K government to meet with members of the human rights body.
“We have experienced a decreasing willingness from top officials in the government since May 2010 to meet with us,



Date: 10 Apr 2013

NEW DELHI, April 10 (INP): Reflecting the grievances of people in Jammu and Kashmir and north-eastern states, the Indian Supreme Court said prolonged deployment of armed forces in disturbed areas was bound to result in extra-judicial killings.



Date: 9 Apr 2013

Srinagar: In yet another twist to Papa Kishtiwari case, slain man’s son Zahoor Ahmad Mir Tuesday alleged that Papa Kashtiwari (Indian paid killer) resorted to abusive language against him inside the court and threatened to kill him. Mir said that irony is that all this was going in front of the Judge and no action was taken against the SPO.



Date: 9 Apr 2013

New Delhi: Indian Muslim organizations and human rights bodies today demonstrated near Myanmar embassy in the capital against the non- stop violation of human rights, atrocities and inhuman cruel activities meted out on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.



Date: 8 Apr 2013

Delhi: The first Irom Sharmila Scholarship has been awarded to twenty two year old Iymon Majeed from Panjipora village of Sopore district, Kashmir. He is studying for an MA in Political Science at Jamia Millia Islamia. Iymon has been writing about Kashmiri experiences under AFSPA and militarism for various publications. In his application Iymon wrote:



Date: 5 Apr 2013

New Delhi: Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) in its press release today stated that President Pranab Mukherjee has reduced the President’s Office to a rubber stamp of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) while rejecting mercy pleas of the death-row convicts as per the advice of the MHA. The President has yesterday rejected mercy pleas in five cases while commuting death sentence in two cases as advised by the Ministry of Home Affairs.



Date: 5 Apr 2013

By Yasir Ashraf

JAMMU: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has termed the infamous Kunan-Poshpora mass rape as a “horror night for victims” and slammed the successive governments in its annual report for ignoring the victims.



Date: 5 Apr 2013

By Yasir Ashraf

JAMMU: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has termed the infamous Kunan-Poshpora mass rape as a “horror night for victims” and slammed the successive governments in its annual report for ignoring the victims.



Date: 5 Apr 2013

By Marouf Ahmad Parray

Srinagar: A 27-year-old Kashmiri scholar’s dream to join a prestigious Italian institute for research has hit a roadblock—he has been denied passport by authorities here.



Date: 3 Apr 2013

16,000 kanals retained in Akhnoor; no rent paid to owners

By Yasir Ashraf

JAMMU: Army has retained more than 16,000 kanals of land in Akhnoor, Jammu, where it had laid landmines on 28,096 kanals during the Kargil war of 1999 with no rent paid to the land owners so far, the government said Tuesday.



Date: 1 Apr 2013

Srinagar: The father of slain Baramullah youth has claimed that police tried to implicate a youth in false case as the said youth had given witness into the killing of his son Tahir Ahmed Sofi.



Date: 1 Apr 2013

CRPF allegedly beat inmates and ransacked houses

Srinagar: Amid stone pelting and shut down in South Kashmir’s Shopian district CRPF personnel ransacked the houses and smashed the window panes of vehicles. A girl student was beaten to pulp by CRPF personnel who were shifted to hospital.



Date: 30 Mar 2013

Srinagar: A joint meeting of pro freedom leaders including JKLF (H) chairman Javed ahmed Mir, Muslim Conference chairman Shabir Ahmed Dar, Islamic political party chairman Mohammad Yousuf Naqash was held to discuss the prevailing situation in Kashmir, the continued house arrest of Syed Ali Shah Geelani & Mohammad Yasin Malik and subsequent arrest then shifting of Shabir Ahmed shah to Kotbalwal jail by state government came under sharp criticism.



Date: 30 Mar 2013

Er Bilal Ahmed

Srinagar: The fresh reports about alleged harassment of Kashmiri youth studying in Ghousia College of Engineering Ramanagran Karnataka has created fear and psychosis among the parents here, who are expressing apprehensions over the safety and security of their children.



Date: 28 Mar 2013

Srinagar: “I was emotional and wept a lot when I read the news about my disappeared son who according to police sources is planning a ‘Fidayeen Attack’ in Srinagar. He was picked up by Army in 2003 and ever since Army was denying its involvement about his arrest but on Wednesday I was shocked when I read the story about my son



Date: 28 Mar 2013

NC has mastered the art of deception, duplicity and doublespeak

After paying obeisance to New Delhi and dancing on its tunes for over four years since he occupied the chief minister’s gaddi in alliance with the Congress Omar Abdullah has suddenly changed his tune as a matter of political convenience.



Date: 27 Mar 2013

Jammu, March 27 (KNS): Ruling out any possibility of scrapping the controversial Public Safety Act, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said the government was committed not to allow misuse of the law. He said the law was enforced in the state even before the onset of militancy in late 80’s.



Date: 26 Mar 2013

Andrabi a victim Of human Rights Violation

Saleem Yousuf

Srinagar: Jammu & Kashmir High Court Bar Association (HCBA) Srinagar Is going to organize A Seminar On ‘Martyr Jalil ul Qadar Andrabi” (A victim Of human Rights Violation) and “Police Bill”(A tool Prepared For Perpetration of Human Rights violation In State Of J&k) on 27 March (Today)at 10:30 am in Sadder Court Premises.



Date: 26 Mar 2013

Srinagar (CNS): Scores of wives of former ‘militants’ held a protest in Press Enclave Srinagar on Tuesday. Most of the women belonging from Pakistan and Pak administered Kashmir lamented their return to Kashmir stating that they Rehabilitation Policy for militants proved a hoax as despite living peacefully they are not being harassed frequently but also being deprived from all sort of soups and facilities.



Date: 26 Mar 2013

Srinagar (CNS): State Human Rights Commission has issued an advisory in the interest of general public in which people have been advised not to wash their eyes in case they feel sensation or irritation because of pepper gas.



Date: 22 Mar 2013

Srinagar, Mar 22 (KNS): The Supreme Court Friday barred the preventive detention of Masrat Alam Bhat without giving the Muslim League leader a week to take action against any proposed detention.



Date: 22 Mar 2013

New Delhi: Releasing “Nobody’s children: Juveniles of Conflict Affected Districts of India”, the first ever report on the state of juvenile justice in conflict afflicted districts of India, Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) stated that though a heated debate has been raging at national level with respect to lowering the age of juveniles in the wake of the gruesome rape of a young woman



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