.: Human Rights

Date: 12 Oct 2013

‘We have nobody to look after us’



Srinagar, Oct 12: Aged parents and seven sisters of a downtown youth detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) Saturday staged

Date: 8 Oct 2013

Srinagar: Protectors of law including police and Security Forces have tarnished the chastity of women both in Kashmir as well as in Jammu Division from past two decades. The number of rapes and molestation cases against men in uniform is higher in Kashmir as compared to Jammu.

Date: 8 Oct 2013

Kishtwar: Police has failed to trace the a 28-year old Gujjar labourer who went missing, following communal clashes in Kishtwar on August 9.

His family members told CNS that Dil Muhammad son of Ghulam Qadir Bakash resident of Balgram, Donandi was a labourer who used to feed his family by doing menial jobs in Paddar, Kishtawar.

Date: 7 Oct 2013


Srinagar: Taking suo moto cognizance of the news reports highlighting living conditions of inmates in central jail Srinagar, the State Human Rights omission (SHRC) has issued notice to state home department asking for a detail report on the issue.
In an order received by KNS, Rafiq Fida,

Date: 5 Oct 2013

Faisul Yaseen

Srinagar: At least 9329 persons are detained in 13 jails of the Jammu 6 Kashmir State since 2002.

In a written reply to a question of an independent MLA from Langate Sheikh Abdur Rashid during the Question Hour in Legislative Assembly, Minister Incharge Home said 9329 persons

Date: 5 Oct 2013

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association(HCBA) has assured a visiting delegation from Kishtwar all possible legal help and assistance in having a fair, impartial and independent investigation conducted in the Eid violence in August this year.
According to a statement the Bar Association has also assured the delegation headed by Qazi Iqbal-ud-din of Anjumani-Islamia,

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.

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