.: Human Rights

Date: 16 Mar 2013

Srinagar, March 16, Current News Service (CNS): Complete shutdown was observed in South Kashmir’s Tral town against the arrest of five young boys who according to Police were involved in ransacking of the branch of Jammu and Kashmir Bank on Friday. Meanwhile, a young boy from Karsoo Padshahi Bagh has been booked under Public Safety Act for his alleged involvement in stone pelting by Police stateion Saddar.

Date: 16 Mar 2013

The killing of Altaf Ahmad Wani in CRPF firing near Eidgah area of Srinagar on Wednesday once again underpinned the reality that lives of Kashmiri people are dispensable. The ‘coldblooded murder’ by the paramilitary forces is not the first instance of its kind in Kashmir.

Date: 15 Mar 2013

Srinagar, March 15, Current News Service (CNS): Police has registered murder case against CRPF for killing a youth in Saidapora Srinagar in the wake of Bemina Fidayeen attack on 13th of this month.

Date: 14 Mar 2013

Srinagar, March 14, Current News Service (CNS): Heavy stone pelting incidents were reported from North Kahsmir’s Hajin area on Thursday. People alleged that CRPF personnel went berserk and smashed the window panes of dozens of houses. They blamed that SHO Hajin encouraged CRPF personnel and the said officer even himself beat people mercilessly.

Date: 11 Mar 2013

Srinagar, March 11, Current News Service (CNS): “No amnesty will be extended to those who are involved in arson and damage to public property and leniency will be shown only towards those persons who are involved in stone pelting for the first time.”

Date: 11 Mar 2013

Srinagar, March 11, Current News Service (CNS): Up siding down the claims of the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah that while dealing with protestors, Government was using non- lethal weapons to avoid maximum injuries to protestors, PDP President Mehbooba Mufti Monday said that only heartless people can claim this as the reality is that pepper gas is being used widely all across Kashmir.

Date: 10 Mar 2013

Srinagar, March 10, Current News Service (CNS): All across Kashmir Sunday mothers and sisters of arrested youth were seen waiting for hours outside police stations to get their son’s and brother’s released from police stations.

Date: 10 Mar 2013

Srinagar, March 10, Current News Service (CNS): A scribe working for a local news agency was beaten to pulp in North Kashmir’s Baramullah District on Sunday.

According to reports, Anzar Mehjoor working for a Srinagar based news gathering agency was stopped by CRPF personnel at Cement Kadal Baramullah and without any reason

Date: 10 Mar 2013


Srinagar, Mar 9: Around 85 civilians were reportedly injured on Saturday when police used force on protesters in old town Baramulla. Doctors said most of the injured received pellet injuries.

Date: 9 Mar 2013

WASHINGTON, Mar 9 (INP) Members of the Human Rights organizations staged a protest outside the Pakistan Embassy here on Friday on the occasion of International Women Day demanding release of Pakistani national Dr Afia Siddiqi.

Date: 8 Mar 2013

Geneva - International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM) and International Council for Human Rights (ICHR) today hosted a full day conference entitled Protecting & Promoting Women’s Rights. The conference explored international women’s human rights issues general and in conflict areas in particular and the applicable international legal framework,

Date: 7 Mar 2013

BARAMULLA Mar 7 (INP): Police have registered a case of murder against the Indian army unit stationed in north Kashmir town at Baramulla in the killing of Tahir Rasool Sofi.

As per the FIR, representatives of Mohalla Committee Ganai Hamam and father of the slain youth had approached police

Date: 7 Mar 2013

Family demands registration of ‘culpable homicide case’

Srinagar, Mar 7 (KNS): Family of a 65 year old woman alleged that she died due to the use of pepper gas by security forces in Safa Kadal locality. Family members said that deceased was suffering from a chest disease and unabated use of pepper gas in locality deteriorated her heath resulting into her death.

Date: 6 Mar 2013

SRINAGAR, Mar 5: A number of media persons were severely thrashed by police and paramilitary personnel at Habbakadal here when they were covering a protest march by people.

They included Rizvi Murtaza, Syed Shakoor, Aman Farooq and Firoz Ahmad. They were beaten with lathis and gun butts. Some of them were taken to hospital for treatment.

Date: 5 Mar 2013

Cartoon: Kashmir Reader

Date: 5 Mar 2013

London: A long-awaited public inquiry into the murder of 20 Iraqi civilians by British troops nine years ago opens in London.

The Al-Sweady Inquiry, named after one of the dead men, 19-year-old Hamid Al-Sweady, will examine claims that British troops unlawfully killed detainees following a gun battle at a checkpoint in Maysan Province, southern Iraq, in May 2004.

Date: 4 Mar 2013

NEW DELHI: Social activist Irom Sharmila, who has been on fast for about 12 years demanding the repeal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), refused to plead guilty of attempting suicide, and a Delhi court framed charges against her.

Date: 3 Mar 2013


SRINAGAR Mar 3: The death of Mudasir Ahmad Malla of Parigam- Pulwama in Hyderabad and subsequent strong reaction in Kashmir has again brought into focus the harassment of Kashmiri students from time to time in other states.

Date: 2 Mar 2013

Srinagar, March 2 (KNS): The High Court Bar Association is organising a seminar on the proposed police bill 2013 on 5th of March at Sadder Court Complex here. According to the HCBA spokesman, a decision to this effect was taken in an extraordinary meeting of the Bar Association today. He said all the respectable lawyers from various courts of Jammu and Kashmir will be invited to deliberate on the issue to express their views.

Date: 27 Feb 2013

Srinagar: After public outcry, former Police officers have also shown their reservations about the Police Bill-2013. Former Director General of Police Ashok Bhan and Deputy Inspector General, Ali Mohammad Watali have suggested to the Government to constitute a team comprised of men of integrity who could revisit the draft and make it people friendly.

Date: 27 Feb 2013

Our laws are retrogressive, absurd and devoid of a gendered perspective

22 years after the Konan Poshpora gang rapes, the shocking crime continues to be a very important marker in the history of Kashmir conflict, not only because it was the first incident to highlight the vulnerability of women caught in a militarized zone

Date: 25 Feb 2013

Proposed Police Bill is even more draconian, retrogressive and repressive than AFSPA

The clandestine manner in which the State government has gone through the publication of the draft “Jammu and Kashmir Police Bill, 2013”, a legislation which is even more draconian,

Date: 23 Feb 2013

Neyaz Elahi

Srinagar: She looks frail but pensive. Her eyes become moist when you talk about that fateful night when Indian soldiers from 4th Rajputana Rifles allegedly beat her to pulp and tarnished her chastity. She stops while talking; however her brother continues to speak throwing enormous light on what happened in

Date: 22 Feb 2013

Inexpicable failure of State, Central Govts to act against Hindutiva brigade goons

Amidst the clamping down on the entire Kashmir Valley lost are the dwarfed stories of the victimisation of Kashmiris outside the state. The recent cases of victimisation of Kashmiris by the goons of the saffron brigade, first at Jantar Mantar, on the day that Afzal

Date: 22 Feb 2013

Brussels: The International Council for Human Rights - Kashmir Project (ICHR-KP) sadly remembers Kunan Poshpora mass raping by units of the Indian forces occurred on February 23, 1991, in Kashmir's Kupwara District. An entire village of men were removed to a distant field while their wives, mothers, sisters and daughters were brutally raped by the Indian army.

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