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Mental health cases on rise in Kashmir

Srinagar, October 13 : The Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (IMHANS) has treated at least 70,000 people with mental health illnesses this year. The psychiatric disorders are increasing in Kashmir valey due to the unending this conflict, IMHANS said. 
The drug abuse among children under 16 years of age has set alarm bells ringing in the Valley.

Young girl found dead in Budgam

Srinagar, Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 : A young girl was found dead in mysterious conditions in Budgam district on Tuesday.
Panic gripped the Krimshora, village of Khansahab area in Budgam district when the locals found the body of a local young girl.
The local sources told Kashmir Life that she had gone missing since last evening. “She did not return after went out of her residence last evening,” they said adding “today her body was found in the same village.” sourcer Kashmir life

Young Journalist Association to hold sit in protests on the eve of World Press Day

Srinagar, May 01: The Jammu and Kashmir Young Journalist Association (JKYJA) in a statement to media have strongly condemned the act of government forces to stop the Journalists performing their duties. Taking strong notice of the forces Action the JKYJA has called for one hour sit in protest on the occasion of World Press Day to be observed on 03 May. 
The spokesman further said that apart from being the forth pillar of Democracy the Media is the voice of all corners of life, but unfortunately we are being barred on every occasion.

Anti-AFSPA rally held at Jantar Mantar New Delhi,demands repealing the draconian law

New Delhi, March 31 : An anti-AFSPA rally was jointly organized by Sharmila Solidarity Campaign, AISA, AIPWA, RYA, DSF, JNUSU, NEFIS, Voices against 377, NAPM and Right to water campaign, from Mandi House metro station to Jantar Mantar. It was organized as a part of an effort to create a political pressure for repeal of AFSPA in this election season.

Five facts you must know about Jalil Andrabi

SrinagaThursday, 27 March 2014: Jalil Andrabi, a human rights campaigner from Kashmir, was arrested by the Indian army in 1996 and his body was found in river Jehlum on this day 27 March  in that year. Here are five facts you must know about Andrabi.

Indian Journalist Prashant Rahi tortured in custody

An Indian Journalist and human rights activist Prashant Rahi, who was arrested on 1 September 2013 on suspicion of having links with a banned organization, stated he was tortured while in police custody. He is in pre-trial detention in NagpurCentral Jail, Maharashtra state, India, awaiting trial.

Seven Kashmiri women died waiting for disappeared sons in custody in Kashmir

Srinagar,Saturday, 22 March 2014: Ten parents including seven women have died for the last five years while waiting for sons disappeared in custody during the past two decades of military violence in Kashmir.
Ten parents including seven women breathed their last in past five years while protesting for the whereabouts of their beloved ones. 

JKCCS urges blacklisting of abuser Indian armed personnel

Srinagar, March 21: Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) has urged the foreign governments and international institutions to blacklist the Indian army personnel and police involved in human rights violations in Kashmir.

“My Father-in-Law told me it is ours army.”Chatti Singhpora Victim

Srinagar, March 21, 2014: While observing the 14th anniversary of Chattisingpora massacre today along with hundreds of men, women and children of the village,  Narender Kour, a resident who lost her husband Gurbaksh Singh in the massacre refreshed the fateful night.

Kashmir students attacked over T20 cricket match, 12 Kashmiri students injured in India

Srinagar, 21 March 2014: On a day Pakistan and India are to lock horns in the ongoing T20 World Cup being played in Bangladesh, at least twelve Kashmir students  injured after they were  attacked by local students  before Friday congregational prayers in  Chittorgarh University in Rajasthan in India. 

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