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Khanyar Srinagar massacre of May 1992 revisited

Srinagar, May 07 Tuesday,2013 : Abdul Majid (40) sells ice cream and mobile recharge to devotees who visit the shrine of Hazrat Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA), popularly known as Dastgeer Sahib, at Khanyar in downtown Srinagar. His shop is in the busy corner of the area next to the shrine, a public park and a graveyard. He prefers the world of escapism, but when someone asks him about that fateful day, he is forthcoming to tell his story.

Medical, legal aid to PSA detainees denied in Kashmir : Says US report

Washington, April 22 : The US State Department has said that the police authorities in  Kashmir routinely deny medical assistance and legal counsel to detainees, booked under the draconian Public Safety Act.The US State Department’s recent report on ‘Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012’ says that the PSA, which applies only in Kashmir, permits authorities to detain persons without charge or judicial review for as long as two years.

Classrooms turned into Indian troops’ bedrooms in Baramulla

Srinagar, March 29,2013:  Classrooms, computer and stenography labs of the Industrial Training Institute Pattan in Baramulla district have been turned into the bedrooms of Indian paramilitary Central Reserver Police Force (CRPF) personnel.

Kashmiri students harassed In Bangalore, stop harassing our children: Parents

Srinagar, March 30, 2013:  Dozens of Kashmiri students were thrashed in  Indian southern city Bangalore on Saturday. Blaming Bangalore police, the Kashmiri students said that they were detained by the police when they approched them to register a complaint in a police station.   

Indian CRPF open fire, killed father of 3 daughters,sole bread earner, firing unprovoked: Eyewitnesses

Srinagar, Wed, 13 Mar 2013: A 37-year-old civilian, Altaf Ahmad Wani son of Abdul Ahad Wani, resident of Saidpora, Eidgah a lone bread earner of his family was killed when 73 battalion of Indian paramilitary Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel opened fire at Zoonimar-Saidpora in Srinagaron Wednesday( Mar

Men in uniform involved in killing of youth in Sopore

HRC awaits on Sopore custodial killing
Thursday, February 07,  2013:  The Jammu and Kashmir Human Rights Commission (HRC)  has asked the Director General of Police (DGP) to order a high level departmental enquiry against some senior police officers to ascertain their culpability in the incident of custodial killing of a Sopore youth in 2011.

2010 agitation killings: ‘Why only 17 of the 117 civilian killings brought under the purview of inquiry’

Thursday, February 6, 2013: Pulling it up sharply for failing to act on its last year’s orders on the 2010 agitation victims, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has given last opportunity to the authorities to explain rationale behind referring only 17 of over 120 cases of killing of civilians to the Commission of Inquiry (CoI).

Survey report of unmarked graves in Srinagarm Budgam;‘voice of victims’

 Srinagar, Jan 2013: ‘Unmarked graves’ in Kashmir has now became a term and this term no more jolts the valley people as every day people came to know through newspapers about these unmarked graves in which number of innocent Kashmiris have been buried after being brutally killed and very unfortunate aspect of this shocking story is that still no one knows who has killed these people buried in unmarked graves.

Indian intelligence agencies intentionally delaying the investigation of custodial disappearance of a civilian in Srinagar

 Srinagar, 07 November 2012: In Srinagar, the High Court has directed a Special Investigation Team of police to conclude within three months the probe into the 2002 disappearance of a civilian by Indian Army’s Rashtriya Rifles. Manzoor Ahmad Dar was arrested from his home in Rawalpora in Srinagar by Indian army in January 2002.

Kashmir youth abducted by Indian security agencies in Indian city Punjab: says family

Srinagar, October 17, 2012: The family of a Kashmir youth, who went missing from northern Indian state, Punjab, on Sunday, said that the police security agencies abducted their son. Ishtiaq Ahmed Wani, 22, who was working in a private call centre in Punjab's Mohali who is reportedly missing since Sunday from his residence quarter in Mohali.

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