.: Human Rights

Date: 5 Feb 2014

Srinagar: Even though there are proper directions from the government that the kiths and kins of former militants should not be deprived from getting passports, yet there are countless examples in Kashmir where men, women and youth are facing enormous difficulties to get the passport. CID department of the State are citing the reason that their relatives are involved in militancy related cases and thus can’t be issued passport in their favour.



Date: 29 Jan 2014

Srinagar: The Hurriyat Conference organized a one day seminar at its headquarters on Wednesday titled “Murder of Justice by the sword of AFSPA”. The smienar was chaired by Moulana Abbas Ansari, and the seminar was organized in view of army court’s decision of closing Pathribal case.



Date: 28 Jan 2014

In his Introduction to Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright´s book ´The Mighty and the Almighty, Bill Clinton writes that “Hindu militants” are responsible for the massacre of 38 Sikhs at Pathribal, Chithisinghpora (in South Kashmir) in March 2000. Only last week Indian Army has closed the Pathribal fake encounter case saying that the evidence recorded could not establish prime facie charges against any of the accused persons. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) which is Federal/Central investigating agency functioning under the Central Government had in 2006 indicted five Indian Army personnel for staging the fake encounter while giving a clean chit to state police.



Date: 28 Jan 2014

Srinagar: As a part of the ongoing global campaign, ‘Return our martyrs’ remains” Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) observed a one day fast on Tuesday. The fast was also observed by five half-widows including Tahira Begum, Haleema Begum, Raja Begum, Muneera Begum and Halima Begum.



Date: 27 Jan 2014

ALTAF HUSSAIN

Srinagar: (GNS) Protests erupted Monday in Trehgam area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, where a complete shutdown was observed to commemorate the anniversary of 27 civilians, who were killed in a massacre by army in 1994.



Date: 26 Jan 2014

Sajad Ahmad Khan

This is not just a story, this is the feeling from the depth of my heart not only mine but my whole family is suffering from the same. most probably I would not have let you know this story as thousands of such stories of our great nation went unwritten and untold while committed the crime of demanding



Date: 25 Jan 2014

Army Hides Behind Armed Forces Special Powers Act

New York: An Indian army court of inquiry’s dismissal of all charges against five officers for the high-profile killing of civilians in Jammu and Kashmir state demonstrates the military’s continuing impunity for serious abuses, Human Rights Watch said today.



Date: 24 Jan 2014

GOWHAR MANZOOR/ NIDA ASIF IQBAL

Srinagar: Leaders from across the political divide in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday expressed strong disappointment over army’s closure of pathribal fake encounter case.
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday expressed shock over the army's decision to close a case of killing five locals after branding them foreign guerrillas.



Date: 24 Jan 2014

Anantnag: The families of the victims allegedly killed by Government Forces in Pathribal Friday while rejecting the Army decision to close the Pathribal fake encounter case said that they are feeling insecure and there are apprehensions that would be killed like their relatives for raising their voice against Indian Army for committing heinous crime.



Date: 23 Jan 2014

Islamabad: Country Office for United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Pakistan today unveiled a research report on “Human trafficking and migrant smuggling to and from Pakistan” at Marriott Hotel Islamabad.



Date: 23 Jan 2014

Bail granted to junior police personnel on trial while SP Altaf Ahmad Khan enjoys continued impunity

By Parvez Imroz (President, JKCCS)

Srinagar: On 17 December 2013, First Additional Sessions Judge, Baramulla granted interim bail to two of three accused persons in the ongoing trial [on FIR No. 202 /2011 u/s 302, 201 at



Date: 22 Jan 2014

‘Culprits responsible for Gowkadal massacre must be punished’:

Wajahat Habibullah

Srinagar: A day after Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted that the Gaw Kadal massacre of 1990 marks a dark day in the recent history of Kashmir, former bureaucrat and chairperson of the National commission on minorities Wajahat Habibullah



Date: 20 Jan 2014

Srinagar: R&B Minister, Mr Abdul Majid Wani has demanded a probe by CBI in all such cases wherein J&K students, studying in various parts of the country, were found dead outside the state. Wani said that this is really a matter of serious concern, today, which needs to be investigated by the CBI.



Date: 20 Jan 2014

‘Deliver justice to families of victims’

Srinagar: International Forum for Justice Chairman Muhammad Ahsan Untoo Monday appeared individually near clock tower in city centre Lal Chowk Srinagar and staged a peaceful silent protest against ‘multiple massacres’ of Kashmir Valley.



Date: 18 Jan 2014

Counsel seeks investigation by Special Team

Srinagar: In infamous Papa Kishtwari case the Court Saturday gave last opportunity to SSP Srinagar to produce the status report pertaining to the investigation with regard to the recovery of arms and ammunitions from former Ikhwani Papa Kishtwari gang.



Date: 18 Jan 2014

Today, on 18 January 2014, the Indian army revision petition to shut down investigations in the Kunan Poshpora mass rape and torture case was listed for final arguments. The Government Public Prosecutor did not appear as he was on leave. This provided an opportunity to the Indian Army Counsel Karnail Singh who insisted that the matter be adjourned.



Date: 15 Jan 2014

ASIF IQBAL

Srinagar: The one man commission probing the killing of four youth in CRPF firing in Shopian Township of south Kashmir on September 7, granted three days time on Wednesday to the CRPF counsel to submit the counter report.



Date: 9 Jan 2014

PM statement on Kashmir sensational

Jammu: Castigating Preshant Bhushan for his statement over Kashmir, the joint forum of Kashmiri Pandit organizations Thursday described the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s recent statement over Kashmir issue as sensational and said that secessionist lobby is active in County which do not want to see Kashmir a part of India.



Date: 7 Jan 2014

Clemente Ferrer

The Nusra Front, an Islamist group linked to Al Qaeda attacked the old part of the Syrian city of Maaloula . Islamic terrorists holded several nuns in the convent of Santa Tecla, in the same town.



Date: 7 Jan 2014

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani, Tuesday said that paramilitary CRPF posted at Srinagar central Jail are continuously being humiliated the women visitors.

“Geelani sahib has expressed deep anguish at the continuous harassment of women visitors to central jail Srinagar and has appealed the international human rights organizations to take cognizance of the issue



Date: 6 Jan 2014

By Abdul Majid Zargar

Jannuary 6th is one of the blackest day in the human rights history of the world. It was on this day in 1993 that Indian soldiers killed nearly fifty five people in Kashmir’s Apple town, Sopore in a manner which even today sends jitters up one’s spine & puts to shame the wildest beast in a jungle.



Date: 5 Jan 2014

Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee has sent this letter to U.P Chief Minster by Fax and mail and demands to fulfill his constitutional responsibility.

To,

Mr. Akhilesh Yadav,

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh,



Date: 31 Dec 2013

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD: During the year 2013,while on assignments at least 108 working journalists were killed and over 15 lost lives in accidents, IFJ says in its latest report. "The journalists lost their lives in targeted attacks, bomb attacks and other cross fire incidents around the world".



Date: 28 Dec 2013

Srinagar: With a word of caution the Hurriyat Conference (G) Saturday stated that it will go through a religious ruling passed by Muslim scholars on re-marriage of the half widows and will come up with its observation on the subject.



Date: 28 Dec 2013

Tahira Begum

The recent media hype of the Court Martial in Macchil fake encounter case of 2010 and the subsequent welcome statements by politicians are part of the media propaganda of the Indian army’s obfuscation campaign in Jammu and Kashmir.



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