.: Human Rights

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.

Date: 24 Mar 2014

ADC recorded statements of witnesses

Naidkhai: Police Monday vehemently refuted those news reports which claimed that police has named the slain youth of Shahgund Farhat Ahmed Dar in its FIR and has said that these are only rumours and are spread by miscreants with an intention to malign the image of police and district administration.

Date: 24 Mar 2014

Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed serious concern over the killing of two leaders of the Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) and called for a transparent probe to nab the killers.

In a statement issued on Monday, the commission said: “HRCP wants to voice its grave concern over the apparently

Date: 21 Mar 2014

Saahil Suhail

Anantnag: While observing the 14th anniversary of Chattisingpora massacre today along with hundreds of men, women and children of the village, Narender Kour, a resident who lost her husband Gurbaksh Singh in the massacre refreshed the fateful night.

Date: 21 Mar 2014

‘APSCC demands fresh probe’

Srinagar: All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee Friday demanded a re-investigation into the Chattisinghpora Sikh massacre case and the subsequent Pathribal and Brakpora incidents. On the eve of 14th anniversary of the Chattisinghpora massacre, APSCC, Chairman Jagmohan Singh Raina told CNS that it is surprising that even after the expiry

Date: 18 Mar 2014

Srinagar: Residents of Hajan and Naidkhai in Bandipora district Tuesday alleged that paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has created ‘mayhem’ in their areas.

Hajin residents told GNS over phone that the CRPF men went berserk in the area and spared none. “The CRPF men broke glasses of the houses, broke window panes and ransacked vehicles,” said a local,

Date: 17 Mar 2014

‘Forced to pelt stones on protestors’

Srinagar: India's Central Armed Police Forces, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel allegedly roughed up several media men when they were covering the incidents of stone-pelting at different places in Hajin Sonawari belt in North Kashmir’s Bandipora town.

Date: 16 Mar 2014

GN Fai exposes to UNHRC modes of killings

GENEVA: Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, a central figure in mounting ongoing Kashmir struggle at the global level, told United Nations Human Rights Council here Saturday that Indian brutalities have surpassed all cruelties in history by extra-judicial mass killings of Kashmir crossing beyond 100,000, clandestine

Date: 15 Mar 2014


Under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), a member of the armed forces can’t be subjected to a legal action unless permission for the same is secured from the Central government. There exists similar provisions in various laws which exclude judicial intervention in some administrative actions.

Date: 13 Mar 2014

Directs CRPF counsel to produce documents pertaining to slain youth

Srinagar: One-man Commission probing Gagrin killings in South Kashmir’s Shopian town allegedly at the hands of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Thursday recorded the statement of on CRPF witness at Circuit House Shopian.

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