.: Human Rights

Date: 26 Sep 2013

SRINAGAR: A representative of Amnesty International-India (AII) Thursday called on members of J&K High Court Bar Association (HCBA) here.

A statement issued by the lawyers’ body said that Christine Mehta interacted with HCBA members including HCBA president Mian Abdul Qayoom, vice president Aijaz Bedar, general secretary Mohammad Ashraf Bhat,

Date: 26 Sep 2013

Even after serving 10 years in jail, Farhat was given life imprisonment on charges his family denies


For the past 10 years, 30-year-old Sheikh Farhat is confined in cell number13 of the Alipore Jail in Kolkatta, West Bengal, about 2300 kms away from his home on Iqbalabad Bund Road in

Date: 26 Sep 2013


Shopain: A minor boy from South Kashmir has been detained by Police during clashes that broke out in already simmering Shopian town Thursday afternoon.

Date: 24 Sep 2013

Srinagar: Life remained crippled in Shopian town of South Kashmir for 18th consecutive day Tuesday with business and other activities remaining shut while as earlier in the day forces used force to quell the protesters outside Deputy Commissioners office.

Date: 20 Sep 2013

Sonamarg: Scores of truck drivers blocked Sonamarag-Kargil road in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Friday after Indian Army personnel on road duty allegedly thrashed a truck driver without any provocation.

Agitated truck drivers told CNS that that Army personnel on road duty stopped a loaded truck (JK13-7789) heading towards Kargil near Bajri Nallah

Date: 20 Sep 2013

Hooligans decamped with cash, phone and laptop

Anxious father leaves for Banglore

Banglore: The thrashing of a Kashmiri student by ‘hooligans’ in Southern state of Karnatka on Thursday night has triggered panic among the Valleyties undergoing studies at several educational institutions there. Banglore police has registered

Date: 18 Sep 2013

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association Wednesday took out a protest rally in Lower Court premises here demanding the stern punishment for Shopian killers. They were stopped by police at main gate and did not allow them to march towards UN office. Lawyers from Bar Association Pulwama also held protest demonstrations in Press Enclave Srinagar who were later on detained by police and lodged in Police Station Khoti-Bagh.

Date: 18 Sep 2013

Srinagar: Kunan Poshpora Village Committee, Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society and the bevy of ladies pertaining to Support Group for Justice for Kunan Poshpora Wednesday alleged that the State Government is showing disrespect towards the victims and is harassing them on the one or the other pretext.

Date: 18 Sep 2013


SRINAGAR: “I was taken out of my car and fired upon without any reason,” says Mohammad Iqbal Sheikh who was shot at and injured by paramilitary CRPF men at Budshah Chowk here on September 7.

Date: 18 Sep 2013

 Thousands join funeral of slain militants  Families say boys tortured to death  Police says duo killed in genuine encounter  Postmortem did not reveal any sign of torture: DIG

Javid Ahmad

Date: 16 Sep 2013

Shahana Butt

Press TV, Indian-Controlled Kashmir

An Indian court recently sentenced four men to death for the gang rape and murder of a student in New Delhi last year. That incident provoked violent protests across India and led to tougher laws against the crime.

Date: 15 Sep 2013

Adv. Parvez Imroz (President, JKCCS)

On 14 September 2013, the Chief Judicial Magistrate [CJM], Srinagar, allowed the BSF to carry out a court-martial of its men in the case of the extra-judicial killing of Zahid Farooq on 5 February 2010. The killing of Zahid Farooq was a part of the long line of killings by State forces in 2010

Date: 14 Sep 2013

Jammu: Justice (retired) RC Gandhi arrived in Kishtwar on Saturday afternoon to probe the communal violence that left three dead and properties worth crores of rupees damaged on August 09.

Date: 14 Sep 2013

Mian Altaf asks police and Tehsildar to investigate the matter

Srinagar: Taking a serious note of the alleged excesses committed by Indian troopers of CRPF in Kangan, Forest Minister and MLA Kangan, Mian Altaf Saturday directed police and the Tehsildar to investigate the matter without any delay.

Date: 12 Sep 2013

“Will come to roads if killers not arrested’

Srinagar: Condemning the killing of innocent youth in Gagran Shopian, President Doctors Association of Kashmir (DAK) Dr. Nisar-ul-Hassan termed the killing a “cold-blooded murder”. The Association also demanded impartial probe to investigate these killings.

Date: 12 Sep 2013

17 protestors were killed over Quran desecration

Srinagar: At least 17 protestors were killed and more than 100 people were injured on Sep 13, 2010 (Monday) in police and CRPF action in north, south and central Kashmir.

Date: 12 Sep 2013

Irwa Zahoor

“Men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Eve teasing, torture, harassment, widespread rape and sexual violence. Today’s men are more known for these brutal acts. Alas! What kind of fame poor men.

Date: 11 Sep 2013

Adv. Parvez Imroz (JKCCS)

Adv. Parvez Imroz (JKCCS)

Today, Rafi Hussain Rather son of Ghulam Qadir Rather, resident of Saidpora, became the fifth victim of unprovoked extrajudicial killings by the personnel of the CRPF, Gagran camp, since 7th September 2013, when four civilians were killed by the same camp. These are all cold blooded killings.Following the killings on 7 September 2013, the CRPF immediately sought to

Date: 8 Sep 2013

Kulgam: The third youth killed in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday was a walnut merchant who had gone to Shopian to buy walnuts from one of the merchants residing there.

Tariq Ahmed Mir son of Ghulam Nabi resident of Okey Kulgam according to his father was innocent who was killed by Indian troopers of CRPF without any reason. He was just 27.

Date: 8 Sep 2013

Shopian: A middle aged woman, Maroofa Banoo while narrating the Shopian episode told CNS that she witnessed the blood bath by her eyes on Saturday. “I am shocked how CRPF personnel from 14th Battalion pumped bullets into the youth and aimed at a Bihari labour who was also witnessing ‘bloody game’ being played by CRPF men. They even tried to shoot me but I hid myself and escaped their evil intentions,” she said.

Date: 6 Sep 2013

Abid Hafiz

Srinagar:Amid tearful eyes and mammoth gathering of locals, the body of aspiring engineer Abdul Manan Wani who was found hanged on Wednesday night in his hostel room at Ghaziabad

Date: 4 Sep 2013

Srinagar: RTI activist Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat Wednesday said that Chief Minister’s support for bringing political parties under the ambit of RTI Act is meaningless unless CM does this practically by declaring National Conference as a public property and appointing Public Information Officers (PIO’s) at its head office as well as all the district offices.

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

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