.: Human Rights

Date: 27 Aug 2013

Government-funded ISS-HK faces probe amid claim refugees have been put in 'shanty town'

A government-funded group is facing investigation over claims it has forced asylum seekers to live in an illegally converted poultry farm described by a rights group as a "degrading slum unfit for human habitation".

Date: 27 Aug 2013

Srinagar: Terming the Rehabilitation Policy for former militants as hoax, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday said not coming up to the promises made to those who had returned from Pakistan has once again exposed the insensitivity of the rulers when it comes to dealing with the affairs of the state.

Date: 27 Aug 2013

‘UN War Crimes Tribunal should investigate Kunan Poshpora rape case’

Srinagar: Reiterating its demand for impartial investigation in Kunan Poshpora gang rape episode Hurriyat Conference Tuesday stressed United Nations to initiate investigation through its War Crimes Tribunal and sought their help to declare perpetrators as

Date: 24 Aug 2013

Srinagar: The third anniversary of 17 years old Omar Qayoom, the Soura youth who according to family died in police custody in 2010 agitation is being observed today (Aug 25). The father of the deceased, Abdul Qayoom told CNS that even after passing of three year, no FIR has been lodged by police in this case.

Date: 19 Aug 2013

Srinagar: Human rights activist and Chairman International Forum for Justice and Human Rights, Ahsan Untoo on Monday threatened to commit self immolation in Lal Chowk if the controversy-ridden Village Defence Committees(VDCs) were not disbanded before September 5.

Date: 19 Aug 2013

Father and son denied passport

Srinagar: Authorities have denied Passport to a father and his son from Srinagar city giving reason that one of their relatives was found involved in militancy related activities during the year 1995.

Date: 17 Aug 2013

Budgam: To further strengthen the campaign against the extension of Tosamaidan lease agreement which expires in July 2014, meeting of J & K RTI Movement activists with recently constituted Tosmaidan bachav front, civil society members ,Panchayat representatives and Village headmen and other public representatives was held at Khag in District Budgam

Date: 17 Aug 2013

Cabinet decision draws flak

Srinagar: Cabinet Decision to compensate the families of rape victims and those killed in police custody has drawn flak as both the separatist and mainstream leaders criticized the present government saying that there can be no compensation for life and chastity.

Date: 13 Aug 2013

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Right to Information Movement Monday urged upon the Government to disband all VDC’s without any delay.

The J&K RTI Movement said that Kishtwar clashes are regrettable and painful. “It is upsetting to see loss of precious human lives and property. We condemn this mindless violence and demand an enquiry on fast track,” it said.

Date: 6 Aug 2013

July 30 Clash Under Cloud; DGP Says ‘Will Probe Only After MHA Nod’


Srinagar, Aug 6: A clash along the Line of Control in Machil sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on July 30—in which Army claimed to have killed four infiltrators

Date: 5 Aug 2013

People observed shutdown

Pattan: On the eve of Shab-i-Qadar in 2010 unrest four youth were killed in cold bold in police firing in North Kashmir’s Palhalan area of Pattan town. People of the area amid undeclared curfew on Monday used public address system asking people to observe complete shutdown in the town against the killing of 4 youth by police in 2010 on Qadar eve.

Date: 31 Jul 2013

Kangan: An SOG man was ruthlessly thrashed by people in Central Kashmir’s Kangan town when he allegedly tried to molest a girl present at a tailors shop. Agitated youth tore his uniform and beat him to pulp while scores of people assembled at Kangan market and resorted to stone pelting demanding stern action against the guilty cop.

Date: 31 Jul 2013

Indian Army eager to revive Ikhwani Raj

Kuka Parrey indulged in massacres on the behest of Army: Akbar Lone

Srinagar: In a startling revelation, Minister for Higher Education Mohammad Akbar Lone Wednesday said that Police is helpless before indian Army as it is adopting delay tactics to get Army personnel punished who killed two youth in cold blood at Markundal area of Bandipora district.

Date: 27 Jul 2013

Srinagar: Expressing shock over abduction and sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl by Village Defense Committee (VDC) members of Kishtwar, Hurriyat Conference Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani demanded immediate disarmament and dissolution of VDCs and severe punishment for those VDCs involved in the heinous crime.

Date: 23 Jul 2013

‘Lodge FIR without any delay’ Div Com to IGP

Srinagar: The family of Noor Bagh youth Tuesday alleged that police is refusing to register an FIR against the Chowki Officer Noor Bagh who according to them pushed their son Jan Mohammad Khandey down from the terrace before thrashing him mercilessly. “My son is battling for life at Sher-i-Kashmir

Date: 23 Jul 2013

Srinagar: Amnesty International India has urged authorities in Jammu and Kashmir to avoid delay in conducting fresh investigations into the alleged rapes of over 30 women by soldiers of the Indian army in 1991 in the towns of Kunan and Poshpora.

Date: 22 Jul 2013

New Delhi: A Division Bench of Apex Court comprising Justice R.M. Lodha and Justice Fakkir Mohammad Ibrahim Kalifulla Monday granted four weeks time to the State of Jammu and Kashmir to file counter to the petition of 12-years old Faizan, a minor who was illegally arrested by Safakadal, Srinagar Police last year in August.

Date: 20 Jul 2013

Ineptness at the top, intriguing role of local officials and BSF’s insensitivity create yet another explosive situation

The ghastly frequency with which the blood of innocent people is being shed in this state, at regular intervals, suggests as if human life is calculated to be an affordable price to keep alive the (territorial) idea of ‘India’ in Kashmir.

Date: 18 Jul 2013

Srinagar: Indian Army personnel in North Kashmir’s Haril area of Handwara thrashed few people including the Sarpanch without any provocation against which the people came on roads and staged a massive protest against the erring Army personnel.

Date: 18 Jul 2013

Srinagar: Families of two Kashmiri youth, Sheikh Imran of Karfali Mohalla, Habba Kadal and Sheikh Farhat of Bemina Thursday alleged that there wards were implicated in false cases by Kolkatta Police. Scores of people led by separatist leader Zafar Akbar Bhat staged protest at Press Enclave Sriangar and appealed Kolkatta Chief Minister Mamta Benerji to look into the matter and deliver justice to the families of these two youth.

Date: 15 Jul 2013

Srinagar: A 7th class student was injured after cops fired pellet guns on protesting youth in Old City area of Srinagar on Monday while as spontaneous shutdown was observed in some parts of North Kashmir and Nawab Bazar of old city following the mysterious deaths of two local youths in Mumbai.

Date: 5 Jul 2013

By – Suhas Chakma, Director, Asian Centre for Human Rights

Email: suhaschakma@achrweb.org;

New Delhi: As the United States continues its relentless campaign to block whistleblower Mr Edward Snowden’s attempts to seek asylum that went to the extent of disgraceful denial of air-space to President of Bolivia Mr Evo Morales by France,

Date: 3 Jul 2013

Seeks report from DGP and DC Bandipora

Srinagar: Sate Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has taken a suo moto cognizance of the killing of two innocent youth by Indian Army at Markundal and has sought reports from Director General of Police and Deputy Commissioner Bandipora.

Date: 28 Jun 2013

Srinagar: Blaming Inspector General Inder Singh Negi, of the Into-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) for the enforced disappearance of Kashmiri youth Mohammad Ashraf Koka, Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons Friday said that the officer who frequently appears on news channels briefing about the ITBP rescue and relief operations in Uttarakhand.

Date: 26 Jun 2013

Srinagar: The Centre for Policy Analysis (CPA) New Delhi has dispatched a letter to Prime Minister of India Dr Manmohan Singh seeking justice for the rape victims of Kunan Poshpora.

In the letter, the CPA has reminded the Prime Minister that people of Kashmir are too much agitated over Kunan Poshpora mass rape incident.

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