.: Human Rights

Date: 4 Jun 2013

Geneva - International Council for Human Rights (ICHR) - Kashmir Project together with its partner International Human Rights Association for American Minorities (IHRAAM) submitted a written statement to the UN Human Rights Council in its twenty-third session under agenda item 3 on Landmines in Jammu and Kashmir. The statement was officially issued and published by UNHRC and it reads the following:

Date: 3 Jun 2013

HC seeks compliance report of CBI probe

By Marouf Ahmad Parray

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Monday directed government of India to file compliance report regarding probe by the CBI into the infamous 1998 Sailan massacre of Poonch district in which 19 members of three families were brutally murdered.

Date: 2 Jun 2013

Baramulla: Magisterial committee constituted to probe the killing of Baramulla youth, Tahir Ahmad Sofi is going to submit the report within a weak. Probe panel headed by Additional Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Manzoor Ahmed Qadri told CNS that the probe is almost complete and he is going to submit the report within next four to five days.

Date: 1 Jun 2013

New Delhi: Terming Khalid Mujahid’s death in the custody as inhuman, barbaric, which exposes dubious terror probes and custodial tortures to accused, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has demanded the government to stop custodial killings and arrest and prosecute the police officers who falsely arrest and implicate innocent youths in terror cases, and the guilty jail officials.

Date: 28 May 2013

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) Tuesday officially filed a writ petition in the High Court asking government to put a ban on the use of pellet gun and other lethal weapons which have caused injuries and deaths to Kashmiri people.

Date: 23 May 2013

New Delhi: Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) in its report, “2013 Proposed Elections in Nepal: An agenda for international community” (http://www.achrweb.org/briefingpapers/BPNepal-01-2013.pdf) released today stated that the continuance of Mr Khil Raj Regmi as the Chief Justice of Nepal is harming independence of judiciary, which is indispensable to conduct free and fair elections, and called upon the international community to provide all the necessary assistance to Nepal to enable it to conduct free and fair elections.

Date: 20 May 2013

Srinagar: “Dead bodies were lying all around me. Blood was profusely oozing out from my legs. I hold my breath, acted as dead and was shocked to see Indian Security Personnel frisking the pockets of dead bodies and robbing them with their belongings,” an eyewitness of 21 May 1990 Srinagar bloodshed told Srinagar based news gathering agency CNS on Monday.

Date: 13 May 2013

Clemente Ferrer

A forced abortion, imposed to a woman seven months pregnant, to meet the "One-child-policy", has provoked strong indignation in China. The officials who ordered the termination of this pregnancy, have been arrested after Feng Jianmei, the 27 year old woman forced to abort,

Date: 11 May 2013

12 years on family awaits justice

Srinagar: “My husband was killed in cold blood by Army and SOG and yet no one involved in his killing have been brought to justice. We want to see culprits get booked and the case to be reinvestigated,” the wife of slain resident of North Kashmir’s Nesbal, Sumbal area told CNS on Saturday alleging that his husband was killed when he was living a peaceful life.

Date: 10 May 2013

ISLAMABAD (APP): After the death of Pakistani prisoner, Sanaullah Haq, the inmates at the high security Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu area of Indian-administered Kashmir staged protests and raised anti-India slogans in the jail premises.

Date: 9 May 2013

New Delhi: Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) today released its report, “India’s Child Soldiers” (http://achrweb.org/reports/india/JJ-IndiasChildSoldiers2013.pdf), the first ever comprehensive study on the subject in India, and accused the Government of India of defending the records of the armed opposition groups,

Date: 8 May 2013

Srinagar: High Court Division Bench Wednesday reserved its decision over the admission of Public Litigation (PIL) pertaining to reinvestigation of Kunun Poshpora mass rape case after Advocate General informed the Bench that Sub Judicial Magistrate Kupwara is currently hearing the said case and compensation had already been given to victims.

Date: 29 Apr 2013

Clemente Ferrer

A 12 year old boy drew his gun and wore the camouflage uniform of the United Self-Defense Groups of Colombia. Each year about fourteen thousand children are enrolled, some by deception, other hostages and some pushed by their parents, for various operations and wars fought by mercenaries emerging bands or groups of Narcos. Some end up serving intelligence missions,

Date: 29 Apr 2013

29th April 2013

Today, a public interest litigation [PIL] filed by 50 Kashmiri women seeking action on the horrific gang rape in Kunan Poshpora on the intervening night of 23rd / 24th February 1991 by the Indian armed forces was heard by the High Court.

Date: 24 Apr 2013

Syed Amjad Shah

Jammu, April 24: With the recovery of a human skeleton from the compound of Rajouri district hospital has refreshed memories of a fake encounter of 1997 in which Army had allegedly killed three civilians in Keri sector of the district dubbing them as militants. Sources told Rising Kashmir that some locals spotted a human skeleton (scattered) in the backyard of old Rajouri district

Date: 24 Apr 2013

By Marouf Ahmad Parray

Srinagar: Amid recent complains from various pro-freedom leaders that Kashmiri inmates in Jaipur are subjected to torture, the J&K High Court on Wednesday directed Superintendent of the Jail to allow team of Kashmir High Court Bar Association to visit it.

Date: 24 Apr 2013

Srinagar: Unveiling the facts and conditions in which he was made to give his confessional statement, Dr Qasim Faktoo in the recently released book “Dr. Muhammad Qasim The Victim of Political Vendetta” that he was subjected to shameless torture in the notorious Papa two interrogation centre, Srinagar and he has no words to express the nightmare.

Date: 22 Apr 2013


SRINAGAR: The Public Safety Act (PSA) has found mention in the US State Department’s recent report on Human Rights, which says the police in J&K routinely denies medical assistance and legal counsel to detainees under the law.

Date: 20 Apr 2013

-With 336% increase of child rape cases from 2001 to 2011

ACHR submits report on child sexual assault in India’s juvenile justice homes to the visiting UN Special on Violence Against Women -

New Delhi: Asian Centre for Human Rights in its report, “India’s Hell Holes: Child Sexual Assault in Juvenile Justice Homes”

Date: 20 Apr 2013

Srinagar: The family of slain militant Shabir Ahmed Shiekh Saturday blamed Pattan Police and an SOG officer for the killing of their son. “Deputy Superintendent of Police SOG, Gowhar Ahmed and Pattan Police compelled my son to join militant ranks. DySP SOG physically and mentally tortured my son and forced him to take gun,” father of slain militant Abdul Rehman Shiekh told CNS.

Date: 15 Apr 2013

The Indian President has rejected the mercy petitions of at least seven people, putting them at risk of imminent execution. The government has not, however, disclosed the names of those who are now at risk of execution.

Date: 14 Apr 2013

Srinagar: MLA Langate, Engineer Rasheed Sunday appealed lawyers, human rights activists and members of civil society all across India to take notice of sufferings of Kashmiri people and use their good offices and other possible ways and means to ensure that state terrorism comes to an end in the state of Jammu and Kashmir which has become like a ‘lawless island’ due to the misuse of power and draconian laws.

Date: 12 Apr 2013

Srinagar: Lamenting over the faulty justice system in India State Congress Chief Professor Saif-u-Din Soz Friday in a statement to CNS hit Delhi Police from left right centre over their atrocious behavior in the discharge of their duty.

Date: 11 Apr 2013

Father of two sons who disappeared in custody more than a decade ago in Nepal has only one wish—to see his sons once


Muhammad Shafi Rah, 35, and Mushtaq Ahmad Rah, 30, were working in a leather factory in Nepal after the two brothers shifted to Kathmandu, Nepal in 1995 from Srinagar to earn a living.

Date: 11 Apr 2013


SRINAGAR: Amnesty International Wednesday said that since 2010 there is a “decreasing willingness” from top officials in the J&K government to meet with members of the human rights body.
“We have experienced a decreasing willingness from top officials in the government since May 2010 to meet with us,

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