.: Human Rights

Date: 10 Dec 2013

By Abdul Majid Zargar

In the last meeting of the human rights council, India voted in favor of a resolution against Sri Lanka that called for its accountability for violations of human rights & war crimes against the Tamil Lankans in pursuit of their demand for separate Tamil state. This was followed by Indian Prime Minster Skipping the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government

Date: 9 Dec 2013

Aga Syed Mudasir Rizvi

Islamic Declaration of Human Rights, is a reaction to Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

On 10th of December 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the first major achievements of the new United Nations, came into being.

Date: 9 Dec 2013

Syed Maajid Rashid Andrabi

Let us pledge to uphold and honour the basic human rights on this day.

Human rights, by their very nature are fundamental to all and demand no discrimination under any circumstances. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.

Date: 6 Dec 2013

‘Despite HC directions, sister of deceased not given Govt job’

Srinagar: The family of the deceased youth of Bemina who was killed by a stray bullet in 2008 has alleged that even after the directions passed by Jammu and Kashmir High Court to appoint the sister of deceased youth in some Government Department, the District Administration is delaying the process and is not keen to confer Government job to the sister of the deceased.

Date: 5 Dec 2013

‘Tries to implicate me in false case’ :10th class student

Pattan: A Class 10th student from North Kashmir’s Pattan town Thursday claimed that the Sarpanch Sariwarpora, Pattan is hell-bent to implicate him in militancy related cases. “The feud between Sarpanch and my relatives is taking toll on me. The Sarpanch is misleading police and Army by claiming that I am

Date: 4 Dec 2013

Srinagar: Former Bureaucrat who retired as Director Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department Wednesday alleged that Passport authorities are not clearing his passport even after the expiry of one and a half year.

Abdul Wahid Tak, former Additional Deputy Commissioner Islamabad told CNS that one and a half year ago,

Date: 3 Dec 2013

‘Army arrests and interrogate the brother of militant’

Kulgam: Scores of people Tuesday staged a massive protest against Indian Army for allegedly ‘kidnapping and interrogating’ the brother of an alleged militant in Qaimou Kulgam.

Date: 3 Dec 2013

Smashed windowpanes, beat Sumo drivers

Chadoora: Scores of Sumo Drivers Tuesday alleged that a group of Government Forces without any provocation beat them to pulp and smashed the windowpanes of dozens of Sumo vehicles in Central Kashmir’s Chadoora Market.

Date: 2 Dec 2013

Srinagar: Describing State Women’s Commission as a political Commission, Muslim Khawteen Markaz (MKM) Monday came down heavily on Government for failing to put an end to rights abuses in Kashmir Valley. Reports said that scores of MKM female workers staged a protest in Press Enclave against continuous human rights violations and urged upon International Community to take a serious note of it.

Date: 28 Nov 2013

Srinagar: Kunan Poshpora Village Committee and Support Group for Justice for Kunan Poshpora in a joint statement have disclosed that Indian Army is denying Kunan Poshpora mass rape and torture and seeks total impunity for the alleged perpetrators.

Date: 28 Nov 2013

Srinagar: While releasing the report about their visits to District Jail Udhampur and Kuthua and Sub-Jail Heera Nagar, Kashmir Bar Association has stated that a resident of Batgund, Dooru, Peer Mohammad Ashraf son of Peer Ghulam Nabi languishing in District Jail Kuthua has been detained 11 times

Date: 27 Nov 2013

By Assed Baig


Since the fall of Gadhafi, African migrants mainly from Chad, Niger and Mali have been flocking to Libya hoping to get work or a boat to Italy. AA reporter Assed Baig goes to detention centres

Date: 23 Nov 2013

Srinagar: Amid a complete shutdown, clashes erupted in this north Kashmir town Baramulla on Saturday against the arrest of at least eight youth by police for their alleged role in stone pelting.

Date: 22 Nov 2013

Detainees on strike; We are investigating the matter: DG Prison


Srinagar: The detainees in Central Jail Srinagar are on strike to protest alleged undressing of a lady by the women cops of the Central Reserve Police Force

Date: 14 Nov 2013

Jasim Rasool Basu

Srinagar (VMS): A meeting of national television journalists under the banner of Kashmir National TV Journalists Association held here today, resolved to take up all the issues of working TV journalists in Kashmir. The association decided to work towards safeguarding the genuine issues faced by the community

Date: 11 Nov 2013

Srinagar: The Court Monday directed police to file a detailed report about the non-recovery of arms and ammunitions used by dreaded pro-government gunman Ghulam Muhammad Lone alias Papa Kishtwari and his associated.

Date: 7 Nov 2013

Srinagar: A recent spate of domestic and international criticism of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act and continuing human rights violations enabled by the controversial law must lead to its immediate repeal, Amnesty International India today urged the Government of India to repeal the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act.

Date: 3 Nov 2013

By Abdul Majid Zargar

-Kashmir Watch, archives 2010-

It is one of the least known genocides in the modern history. It was carried out with such a precision that it is difficult to find its traces, except in the memories of the survivors, and the tales of horror they passed on to their next generation. Around four to five lakh Muslims were killed with a military precision.

Date: 3 Nov 2013

Meraj ud din

-Kashmir Watch, archives 2008-

A chapter of Kashmir history starts from 1846 when Sikh rule ended and the British sold Kashmir to Dogra Mahraja Gulab Singh under the Treaty of Amritsar at a cost of 750,000 Nanak Shahi currency.

Date: 23 Oct 2013

By Syed Zubair Ahmad,

I met Shahid like in dream, just for a few hours in two days almost a decade ago. I was perusing diploma in Journalism from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and living in Zakir Nagar area of New Delhi. I was following the news about Shahid in newspapers. The teenager who was booked under TADA was the youngest among

Date: 21 Oct 2013

Srinagar: Displaying utensils used by their missing children,scores of men,women and children appeared in Press Enclave Srinagar on Monday seeking whereabouts of their loved ones who got disappeared during militancy allegedly at the hands of different security agencies.

Date: 19 Oct 2013

Washington—A new report from a special U.N. investigator says drone strikes have killed far more civilians than U.S. officials have publicly acknowledged - at least 400 in Pakistan and as many as 58 in Yemen - and chides the U.S. for failing to aid the investigation by disclosing its own figures.

Date: 13 Oct 2013


Srinagar: Disappointed with what it called a ‘dull political campaign’ launched by a united Hurriyat Conference to pursue return of mortal remains of Mohammad Afzal Guru from Delhi’s Tihar Jail, the victim family says separatists as well as the state government has utterly failed in discharging their duties and

Date: 12 Oct 2013

Panchayat members seek end to lease, seek development of meadow as tourist resort


Srinagar, Oct 12: The clamour for end of Toasmaidan lease to Army is growing as Panchayat representatives of Khag Tehsil in district Budgam have passed a resolution demanding immediate

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

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