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Indian troopers harass foreigners in Leh,police files rioting case

Srinagar, June 02, 2011: Unidentified Indian Army personnel entered three hotels in the dead of the night in Leh and harassed local and foreign tourists, without any reason.
Daily news papers in Srinagar aid that the incident took place during the intervening night of May 30 and 31 when the troopers of 3 Division deployed at Kharu in Leh area of Ladakh region barged into Hotel Masarovar, Holiday Inn and Keddar Guest House. “The troops were carrying weapons and wearing uniforms, questioned the tourists,” it added.

Student girl ends life due to police harassment in Doda

Doda, May 29, 2011: A 24-year girl student committed suicide by jumping into Chenab in Pul Doda area on Sunday after she was harassed by a Police official. The deceased was a B.Ed student of Islamia Education and Research Institute Kishtwar. Rahida Banoo daughter of Abdul Rafiq Rather resident of Bhalessa reportedly jumped into river Chenab near Pul Doda after a Police official harassed her, while she was in a tea stall along with his college friend.

Girl misbehaved by CRPF trooper in Srinagar

Srinagar, Sunday, 29 May 2011: The molestation bid by a paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper sparked off protests at on Sunday. Reports said that a CRPF trooper tried to molest a woman (name with held), leading to protest by people who were present near Jahangir Chowk in Srinagar.

The paramilitary personnel of CRPF eve-teased and attempted to molest a girl and misbehaved at this evening, eyewitness said.

Father, son killed by unknown gunmen in Handwara

Srinagar, May 28: Unidentified gunmen barged into the house of one farmer Ghulam Rasool Mir (55 years) son of Late Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din of Mir Mohalla Bawan in Rajwar area of Handwara at 10:10 pm and opened indiscriminate fire on the inmates in which Ghulam Rasool Mir (55 years) and his son a teacher Manzoor Ahmed (29 years) was killed.

Victim’s family challenge authority allegation

Srinagar, May 07: The family members of Rafiq Ahmed Bangroo, killed by Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel during 2010 uprising, have condemned the authorities for trying to shield the killers and malign the deceased under false and fake charges.

Cops in mufti thrash mentally challenged youth

Jammu, May 5, 2011: Policemen in mufti beat up a mentally challenged youth at Nai Basti Morh near the auto-rikshaw stand in Jammu. Instead of helping him to a hospital or uniting him with his family, a group of five to six policemen in civvies thrashed the youth, who was apparently stranded in the area.

Youth’s illegal detention leaves Srinagar family in despair

Srinagar, April 30: Since the bullet injury caused irreparable damage to Sajjad Ahmad Khan of Gojwara, pro-active Rafiq never let his family feel the loss. Instead he took onto himself the responsibilities of the family business, making it a success.

But now the things are different. Rafiq, the youngest son of his family, is in jail serving detention under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA) and the family’s course of life has all of a sudden turned rough.

24-yr-old youth killed in Sopore violence

Srinagar, May 01: On Saturday evening April 30, a street vendor, Shams-ud-din Mir, 24, alias Jana son of Muhammad Shaban Mir was killed by unidentified gunmen at Chankhan in Sopore town.

The gunmen fired upon from a close range and killed a cloth vendor identified as Shamsudin Mir, 24, alias Jana son of Muhammad Shaban Mir at Chankhan area of the town.

Shams-ud-din, 24, a street vendor was rushed to Sopore hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. Local Police said that he was footpath vendor and they registered the case and started investigation

HRC indicts BSF personnel for civilian’s custodial disappearance in Kashmir

Srinagar, April 27: The Human Rights Commission sponsored by the authorities in Kashmir has urged the authorities to take action against the troops of Border Security Force  for subjecting  Muhammad Shafi Chopan of Budgam, to enforced disappearance in 1990.

The Commission quoting Naza Bano, sister of Muhammad Shafi Chopan, said that the Chopan was taken into custody by the BSF on July 7, 1990 at Dhobiwan Tangmarg and since then his whereabouts were not known.

4 months on, police fails to trace abducted woman

Srinagar, April 27: Police has failed to make any breakthrough in the kidnapping case of the mother by five children by government gunmen at Chittibandi in Bandipore.

“Even after four months of the kidnapping of Bibi Jan, the police has neither recovered her nor arrested the prime suspect,” the family told media men, adding the authorities were not making enough efforts to trace her and nab the culprits.

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