.: Human Rights

Date: 14 Jun 2013


Srinagar: An eight member delegation of Indian civil society and parliamentarians today visited the Kunan-Poshpora villages and met the victims of alleged 1991 mass-rape incident.

Date: 14 Jun 2013

New Delhi, June 14: Eminent civil and human rights activists have asked some serious questions to Intelligence Bureau regarding the alleged involvement of the agency in the encounter of Ishrat Jahan and her three friends in Ahmedabad. The activists said the agency is nervous at the way CBI investigation is going on in the fake encounter and as the involvement of a high-level officer of the agency is becoming clearer.

Date: 11 Jun 2013


On July 30, 2010,Adil Ramzan,13, was returning to his home in Palhallan in Baramulla district, 30 km north of Srinagar, after offering Friday prayers when his father received a call from an unknown number. Adil received a bullet injury during a protest, the caller informed.

Date: 10 Jun 2013

Tral: Huge population of South Kashmir’s Tral town alleged that during the 20 hours long crackdown in Dadasara, Tral and Kuchmulla, Indian Army personnel used all means to scare them whole night. “These Army personnel yelled, beat the drums and blew whistles whole night. Children were so frightened and no one was able to sleep during the dreadful night,” one of the residents told CNS.

Date: 10 Jun 2013

Urges HR groups to investigate the matter

Srinagar: Holding army responsible for large scale human rights abuses in the Valley, Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani Monday lashed out at armed forces over their inhuman approach while handing the body of slain militant Muhammad Abbas of Pulwama.

Date: 9 Jun 2013

Madrassa teacher picked up for questioning

Srinagar: Police on Saturday detained one more person from Doda region of Jammu for questioning in connection with the arrest of ‘encounter specialist’ police officer Shiv Kumar Sharma .

Official sources said that police detained Irshad Ahmad son of Ghulam Mohamammad of Dadpath Kishtwar for questions related to the case in which Sub-Inspector Shiv Kumar Sharma,

Date: 9 Jun 2013

Srinagar: Scores of Kashmiri people implicated in anti-national cases are languishing in Jaipur, Gujrat, Rajsthan, Banglore and Tihar jails. Some have even completed their term but still the respective state governments are reluctant to release them.

Date: 6 Jun 2013

Srinagar: The Kashmir High Court Bar Association (KHCBA) Thursday demanded an independent committee be constituted to scrutinize the cases of those persons who have earned awards and promotions by killing youths belonging to the Muslim community of the state.

Date: 4 Jun 2013

Submits detailed report to Divisional Commissioner

Pattan: Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Khawaja Ghulam Ahmad Tuesday soon after calling a meeting of administrative, Army and police officials submitted his report on the alleged atrocities committed by government forces in North Kashmir’s Palhallan area of Pattan Town.

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.

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