.: Human Rights

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.

Date: 12 Mar 2014

Srinagar: The one-man commission probing Gagrin killings in South Kashmir’s Shopian town allegedly at the hands of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) last year Wednesday directed the Counsel for the CRPF to appear before the Commission along with his witnesses on Thursday (March 13) so that their statements are recorded.

Date: 10 Mar 2014

Jasim Rasool Basu

Srinagar: The parents of those who have been subject to enforced disappearance in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, since last twenty four years, have been living with the hope to see their children back. Since the disappearance of their loved ones, the families, particularly the parents, have been struggling to know their whereabouts.

Date: 8 Mar 2014

Srinagar: On the occasion of world women’s day, Kashmir Women’s Movement (KWM) on Saturday staged demonstrations in this capital city to protest the alleged human rights violations by Indian state in Jammu and Kashmir.

Date: 6 Mar 2014

Srinagar: A human rights group Wednesday while condemning the action against the Kashmir students, who have been booked for sedition in India’s Meerut region, said the chief minister Omar Abdullah is seeking ‘to once again shamelessly obfuscate the issue by suggesting that the students were misguided’.

Date: 4 Mar 2014


Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday arrested two brothers following a militant attack that left two policemen dead in South Kashmir's Pulwama town on Monday.

Date: 25 Feb 2014

Former official says he was put on army's hit-list after publishing report on alleged 1991 gang-rapes by Indian troops.

A former government official who investigated allegations of mass rapes by Indian soldiers in Indian-administered Kashmir has said that he was "threatened" and "offered promotions" to change his findings.

Date: 21 Feb 2014


Jammu: Today National Students Union of India (NSUI) held a massive protest against the decision of Tamil Nadu govt. to release the assassins of former prime minister Late Shri Rajiv Gandhi here at Jammu University.

Date: 21 Feb 2014

New Delhi: Days after Supreme Court commuted the death sentence of Rajiv Gandhi’s killers, renowned columnist and analyst, Prem Shankar Jha Friday said that the casual and callous execution of Afzal Guru is such a blot on Indian democracy which could not be removed and history will remain witness to this fact for centuries that present UPA government

Date: 20 Feb 2014

One man commission records statement of four petitioners and one witness

Shopian: One man Justice M.L.Koul Commission probing Gagrin killings allegedly at the hands of CRPF personnel recorded the statement of four petitioners and one witness on Thursday.

Date: 19 Feb 2014

Srinagar: All Parties Hurriyat Conference leaders Wednesday staged a protest against what they termed the “ugly face of Indian Judiciary System”.

The protestors including Javaid Ahmad Mir , Syed Bashir Andrabi, Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi, Ghulam Qadir Rah, Jaffar Kashmiri, Ghulam Muhammad Mir, Tahoor Ahmad Bhat and Shabir Ahmad Bhat

Date: 19 Feb 2014

New Delhi: Division Bench of the Supreme Court comprising of Dr. B.S. Chauhan, A.K. Sikri and Justice M.Y. Eqbal Wednesday after a brief hearing from the Senior Counsel, Prof Bhim Singh and J&K Advocate-General M.I. Qadri ordered to list the writ petition seeking CBI probe into the custodial death of Haji Yousuf who allegedly in custody in 2011.

Date: 15 Feb 2014

Srinagar: The one-man judicial commission, appointed to inquire into circumstances leading to the killing of four persons by paramilitary CRPF in Shopian district on September 7 last year, shall be conducting the further proceedings on Tuesday.

According to GNS, the Inquiry Commission shall hold sitting at Circuit House Shopian on February 18.

Date: 15 Feb 2014

APDP stages silent protest

Srinagar: Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons Saturday staged a peaceful protest against Army decision to close Pathribal fake encounter case. Scores of APDP activists led by Parvena Ahangar assembled in Press Enclave Srinagar. Protestors were carrying banners and placards seeking justice for Pathribal fake encounter victim families.

Date: 14 Feb 2014

Srinagar: Anantnag Working Journalist Association (AWJA) has condemned the brutal attack on Greater Kashmir lensman, Sajad Muniwardi yesterday by some policemen in Pinjora Shopian when he was performing his professional duty during a gunfight between security forces and militants in the area.

Date: 11 Feb 2014

Srinagar: Governor Jammu and Kashmir Narendra Nath Vohra has has appointed Rafiq Fida as acting Chairman of J&K State Human Rights Commission with immediate effect recognising his services and contribution in the Commission. Necessary orders in this were issued vide SRO number 30 dated 10/2/2014.

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.

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