Human Rights

Indian trooper arrested for raping minor girl in Kashmir


Srinagar, June 8: An Indian Reserve Police constable was arrested on Monday for  raping a teenager and murdering her grand-mother at a village in Tangmarg, 45 kms from here, police said.
The arrest came after wide spread protest by locals.
Nazir Ahmed of 10 battalion Indian Reserve Police was arrested from Kushipora village after he fatally attacked 65-year-old woman Farzi Begum who confronted the constable after her grand-daughter told her about the incident.

APDP demands impartial probe on custodial disappearances


Srinagar, June 11, 2009: In Srinagar, the parents and relatives of disappeared persons association APDP has appealed the world community to impress upon India to withdraw draconian laws that give impunity to the Indian troops in occupied territory and to decide the plight of the disappeared persons.

Amnesty urges impartial investigations in Shopian incident


New York, June 11: Amnesty International has urged the Indian authorities to immediately carry out fair and impartial investigations into the involvement of Indian troops in the sexual assault and murders of the two women in Shopian on May 30.

Bar’s fact-finding report confirms rape and murder



'Ill-fated women abducted, raped, murdered'

Srinagar, June 9, 2009: The High Court Bar Association has said that Asiya (17) and Neelofar (22) of Shopian were abducted, gang-raped and murdered. “The ill-fated duo was raped even after their death,” the 2-member committee of the Bar Association, independently investigating the case.

Shopian incident adds to insecurities of Kashmiri women



Srinagar, June 13: While in rest of the world women empowerment has been achieved to a considerable extent, Kashmir is yet to grant its women the safety and life security they deserve. Leaving their empowerment aside they do not even have safety to move out independently.

14-year old boy gets draconian PSA, shifted to Kathua Jail

Srinagar, June 17: In Srinagar, Indian police personnel  detained a 14-year-old boy few days ago and booked him today under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) and ordered to be sent to the Kathua Jail, Jammu.

The boy, identified as Nayeem Ahmad Dar of Jogi Lankar, Rainawari, had been arrested by the police ten days ago under charges of protest against human rights violations and stone-pelting, and held in a police station.

Shopian shuts down for 19th Day over rape,death of 2 young women

Srinagar, June 18, 2009 : The Shopian Township on Thursday observed complete shutdown for the 19th consecutive day, today, seeking identification of the culprits involved into the rape and murder of two local young women, officials and residents said.

"We have been protesting peacefully to impress upon the authorities to identify the culprits. The administration failure in achieving any break through into the incident means that our womenfolk are not safe," said Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, a Shopian resident.

2 cops arrested for rape, molestation

Jammu, June 19, 2009: Local Police authorities  has claimed that they have arrested two cops in rape and molestation cases, in Doda district since last couple of days.

Police reports said that a Special Police Officers (SPO) identified as Naresh Kumar (SPO/567), son of Girdhari Lal of Tarone was arrested with a married woman from her house at Mohalla Batti in the heart of Doda town late on June 17.

Kashmiri young women face mental trauma: Psychologists

Srinagar, June 22: In Srinagar, psychologists fear that the Kashmiri girls may undergo psychological disorders and prefer to stay indoors after the rape and brutal murder of two young women by Indian troops in Shopian last Month on May 30.

Bodies of two women Asiya (17) and her sister-in-law Neelofar (22) were recovered from a shallow stream at Banagam, Shopian on May 30. The autopsy and FSL reports have revealed that the women were raped and killed.