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TCC demands justice for Kathua rape, murder victim 8-year old girl Asifa

Srinagar, : Feb 8 2018: Tribal coordination committee (TCC) J&K unit Thursday said that despite clear evidence, the culprits responsible for the rape of and murder of a minor  8-year old girl Asifa , eight year girl was abducted in 10 January 2018  are being shielded  with the full support of the BJP and the RSS particularly from Hera Nagar so-called legislator.  The committee said the Hindut BJP and t

Free speech in Indian universities under threat: Amnesty

New Delhi, Feb 23 : Clashes at Ramjas College in New Delhi illustrate the growing threat to freedom of expression on Indian university campuses, Amnesty International India said on Wednesday. Hindu extremist  Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad beat up and injured 20 Kashmiri students  including Burhan Querishi studying in JNU New Delhi India  when they were attending a seminar at Ramjash College Delhi.

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh attacked Muslims in Kathua in Jammu region, Muslims in Jammu region are living under the stigma of fear psychosis for the last 70 years

Srinagar, Jan 13: Muslims residing in Hari Chek village of Tehsil Mahreen in Kathua district of Jammu region were assaulted and fired upon by the Hindu zealot Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) workers led by a local Sarpanch for slaughtering a cow in the village.Muslim Shoora Committee in Kishtwar area of Jammu also held a protest  led by Imam Jamia Masjid Kishtwar, Farooq Ahmed Kitchloo against attacks on the Muslims in Kathua. All but 10 houses of Muslims are located in the village and when according to eyewitnesses Hindu extremist Rashtriy

Indian forces used brute force

Srinagar, Dec 7, 2016:  Indian forces used brute force and fired pellets, teargass shells on protesters in Murran area of Pulwama district Wednesday afternoon. Locals said that police tried to foil a pro-freedom rally ‘Muraan Chalo’ resulting in clashes. They said that forces raided the venue of the rally and youth pelted stones on forces deployed in strength in the area.
Police have  also arrested at least nine youth during a nocturnal raid in  Muran and Rahmoo areas of the district.

Perpetrators of extrajudicial killings in Kashmir continue to evade justice: Amnesty

London, February 26 : The global human rights watchdog, Amnesty International (AI) has said that perpetrators of extra-judicial executions in Jammu and Kashmir continue to evade justice.
The Amnesty in its 2104-15 report on human rights situation in Kashmir highlighted a number of high-profile human right cases including 2010 fake Machil encounter, 2000 Pathribal fake encounter and many other cases to point out failure of authorities to take action against the culprits.  Dozens of innocent civilians were killed by Indian troops in these staged-managed encounters. 

Kashmir students fear for life after assault at Indian college, protest on Dec 13 against atrocities

Srinagar, 11 December : Kashmiri students who were thrashed by local goons at Global Research Institute of Management and Technology (GRIMT) in India's Haryana fear for their lives after they have again been threatened them.

Ex-SOG officer threatens Kashmiri newspaper editor to teach a lesson

Srinagar, November 09:  In Srinagar, former officer of the counterinsurgency Special Operations Group (SOG), Syed Ashiq Hussain Bukhari, has threatened an editor of a Kashmir Valley-based newspaper to teach him a lesson for “painting a bad picture” of him in a news report.
Bukhari, who retired in February this year as Srinagar’s Senior Superintendent of Police and retained his official phone number, rang up Kashmir Reader Editor Showkat A. Motta in the morning, the other day, to convey the threat.

GOI sends back international human rights activist

Srinagar, August 18, 2014: The Secretary General of Asian Federation Against involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), Mary Aileen Diez Bacalso was barred from entering India on the night of August 17 at the India’s Mumbai International Airport.

'Greatest violence is to silence people', my voice is being silenced: Prof Mridu Ray

Srinagar, July 9, 2014 : In Srinagar, the authorities banned a lecture by a internationally acclaimed author, researcher and scholar, a US-based academician Prof Mridu Ray, which she was supposed to deliver in Grand Mumtaz hotel on Moulana Azad Road in Srinagar.

Minor Girl ‘gang-raped’, in Kashmir’s Kishtwar, by VDC’s

Srinagar, June 10, 2014: KISHTWAR: The family members of a 12-year-old victim  ( a 5th standard student )have said that they were stopped at gunpoint by members of the Village Defence Committee (VDC) from filing a police complaint after a 15 year girl was abducted and raped by VDCs.  
A teenage girl was allegedly gang-raped by identified as Suhdharshan Kumar, son of Karam Chand, and Nitin Kumar, son of Saroop Chand. Both of them belong to Joshan Drabshalla village, the  members of the notorious Village Defence Committee (VDC), a local media men reported. 

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