Pathribal fake encounter victims remembered on 15th anniversary, villagers say fake encounter linked to Chatisinghpora, Brakpora killings; seek int'l probe

Srinagar, March 25, 2015 : The relatives of the victims of Pathribal fake encounter in a function held at Brari Aangan in Shangus area of Islamabad (Anantnag), district, today, reiterated their commitment for continuing the struggle to bring the killer Indian troops to justice. .On this day in 2000, Indian army shot dead five civilians in Pathribal forests and later dubbed them as foreign militants involved in the massacre of 35 Sikhs in Chattisingpora village which had been carried out three days before by unidentified gunmen.

Pathribal fake encounter victims remembered on 15th anniversary, villagers say fake encounter linked to Chatisinghpora, Brakpora killings; seek int'l probe

Srinagar, March 25, 2015 : The relatives of the victims of Pathribal fake encounter in a function held at Brari Aangan in Shangus area of Islamabad (Anantnag), district, today, reiterated their commitment for continuing the struggle to bring the killer Indian troops to justice. .On this day in 2000, Indian army shot dead five civilians in Pathribal forests and later dubbed them as foreign militants involved in the massacre of 35 Sikhs in Chattisingpora village which had been carried out three days before by unidentified gunmen.

Chattisinghpora Pathribal and Brakpora: 15 Years Later

Srinagar, March, 20, 2015:  It was in 20 March 2000 when thirty six civilians of Sikh community were killed at Chattisinghpora, Islamabad (Anantnag) District, by unidentified gunmen in army uniform.

Innocent Killings in Shopian Kashmir: admits Commission

Srinagar, Monday, March 16, 2015: In Srinagar, Justice (retd) Moti Lal Koul who in his report has said that Indian Central Reserve Police (CRPF) paramilitary personnel for killing 3 unarmed innocent Kashmiri youth Tariq Ahmad Mir, Tauseef Ahmad and Muhammad Yusuf Sufi at Gagrin area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district . Justice (retd) ML Koul with regard to Shopian (Gagrin) killings on September 7, 2013 indicted paramilitary CRPF for the innocent killings and had submitted his report in July 2014.

Civilian disappearance in Srinagar police station

Srinagar, March 16th, 2015: In Srinagar, Parveena Akhtar the wife if a missing civilian told reporters that police raided her house and arrested her husband Tariq with the assurance that he will be released after questioning. Police party informed us that Tariq will be questioned for a burglary incident. “From past one month we had been visiting police station demanding his release, but every time we were forced to leave from the police chowki with an assurance that he will be released tomorrow,” she said.

Youth killed in Indian paramilitary police firing in Palhalan, Mother of a victim demands justice

Feb 9 2015: Haleema Begum is the ill-fated mother of  19-year- old Farooq Ahmad Bhat who was killed in indicriminae  firing of Indian paramilitary forces during a processionin Palhalan village in Pattan on February 9.  Haleema, the mother of the victims is a housewife and mother of four daughters. Her dear son was killed by forces after she keeps gazing at the main door of her house ."I am waiting for my son to return home and ask for tea. I've four daughters, and the only one son, who left us. Death is certain for anyone.

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. 

Indian Army raids journalists house; seizes ID cards in Baramulla Kashmir

Srinagar, Sunday, February 15th, 2015 : Indian Army raided the house of a Kashmiri photo journalist,Tajam-ul-Islam, today, on Sunday  and ransacked his house after he clicked pictures of  Indian army men who were video graphing the protesters at Palhalan in Pattan in Baramulla district on Friday.

23 year civilian killed, two civilians critically injured in Indian police firing in Palhallan Pattan

Srinagar, Monday, February 9th, 2015:  A 23-year old youth was killed and another three were injured when Indian paramiltary forces opened fire on unarmed people at Palhalan Pattan in Baramulla distric.

25th anniversary of Gaw Kadal massacre and 25 years of widespread violence and impunity

 
 Press Release 21st January 2015:The 25th anniversary of the Gaw Kadal massacre of around 50 civilians by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and police is also the anniversary of the renewed beginning of the mass uprising of the Kashmiri right to self-determination movement. The journey of these 25 years of resistance also witnessed widespread and systematic use of violence by India. The Gaw Kadal anniversary therefore serves as an important moment to account for State violence and impunity.

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