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ICHR and IHRAAM submit recommendations from International Women’s Day Conference to UN Bodies

Brussels, March 30 : The International Council for Human Rights (ICHR) and International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM) hosted a full day conference entitled Protecting & Promoting Women’s Rights at Palais des Nations in Geneva on 7th of March 2013.

Indian troops go berserk, ruthlessly injured 20 civilians in Baramulla

 Srinagar, October 31, 2012:  At least 20 civilians were ruthlessly thrashed and critically injured by a group of Indian troops in Baramulla district, prompting police to file an FIR against the erring army personnel. The Indian army on Wednesday beating civilians after disembarking them from vehicles. Police sources said that the FIR was lodged after nearly two-dozen people approached the Police Station Baramulla and said that Indian army men beat them near the office of Public Health Engineering (PHE) without any provocation.


 28 SEPTEMBER 2012:Reporters Without Borders reiterates its alarm about the growing threats to journalists in India after Azhar Qadri, a reporter for the independent Kashmir Tribune newspaper, was beaten and arrested by police while covering a protest in Srinagar on  September 26.

Land of Sopore Industrial Estate under occupation of Indian paramilitary forces

Srinagar, November 16, 2011: The Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has occupied the major chunk of land in the Sopore Industrial Estates.

Till date, nearly 60 per cent of the Sopore Industrial estate, established in 1972 on 80 kannals of the land, is occupied by the CRPF as a result large chunk of the estate land is defunct since December 7, 1989.

Indian army occupying land and houses in Bandipore

Srinagar, October 27 : A local court has directed the Indian Army  to submit reply within four weeks on the petition filed against occupation of 14 kanals of land and residential houses by the army in Bandipura.

During the hearing of the petition, the court was informed that the Indian army had been illegally occupying around 14 kanals of land and two residential houses in the Bandipura area for the last many years.

‘Submit report of 12th class student Tufail Matoo’s death case within week’

Srinagar Oct 25. 2011: The High Court has directed the Director General of Police (DGP) to comply with the earlier direction vis-à-vis the constitution of Special Investigation Team to investigate Tufail Matoo case and file the compliance report to it within one week.

 The Court passed the direction after counsel for the petitioner, Mian Abdul Qayoom pleaded before it that the earlier court direction regarding the constitution of Special Investigation Team (SIT)  was not complied with by the state.

Use of teargas shells in Saraf Kadal Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 24, 2011: The residents and traders of Saraf Kadal in Srinagar are up in arms against the authority for undue victimization of the innocent people in the garb of teargas shelling on peaceful protesters. The complainants said it had become almost a routine that after Friday congregational Salah pitched-battles erupt between protesters and Indian paramilitary forces and Special Operations Group in the area. And this is when, the complainants said, the police and paramilitary CRPF resort to teargas shelling.

Kashmir Media Under Pressure: Nayeema Mahjoor

Srinagar, Oct 22: Kashmiri broadcaster, Nayeema Ahmad Mahjoor, who works for the BBC, has lamented curbs and pressures on the media in Kashmir, and said that Indian news organisations projected the state as a war zone. She said that saffronization wave sweeping India since 1989 had had a deep impact on the media as well, creating a state of intellectual bankruptcy out of which it was yet to emerge.

Inmates beaten inside Baramulla jail: Kashmir Bar

Srinagar, October 9,2011: In Srinagar, the Bar Association has said that the inmates at the Baramulla Jail on September 27 were mercilessly beaten by the jail authorities and paramilitary forces after the inmates went on a hunger strike against the inhumane treatment meted out to them.

A spokesperson of the Bar Association said, a dozen prisoners/detunes suffered injuries due to the beating. “Instead of taking them for treatment, they have been made to remain confined to their barracks and not are allowed to meet any one,” he said.

Littered shells kill 15 people in Kashmir this year

Wednesday, 21 September 2011  KUPWARA: A teenage boy injured due to littered shell is being shifted to hospital. With the death of a teenage boy and a middle-aged man in frontier Kupwara district on Tuesday, the death toll due to littered shells in the Kashmir valley, since the beginning of the year, has reached to fifteen.

Watching his neighbour hammer the scrap cost death for Mudasir Ahmad Khan, 14, yesterday in the afternoon in Maidanpora village of the district. The scrap vendor, Ali Mohammad Bhat, 45, too could not survive the explosion.

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