Human Rights

Young boy under PSA evokes debate in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jun 24, 2009: Detention of 14-year-old Nayeem Ahmad Dar under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) has generated lot of debate in Kashmir. The legal experts have said that the authorities, as per the state Juvenile Justice Act (JJA), cannot book a child under such black PSA.

The legal experts have said that the puppet administration, as per the occupied Kashmir Juvenile Justice Act (JJA), cannot book a child under Public Safety Act.

Two doctors victimised for speaking truth

I’ve been victimized for telling truth: Dr Nighat

Srinagar, June 26, 2009: The authorities suspended two doctors, including a gynecologist who was the first to confirm that Asiya (17) and her sister in law Neelofar (22) had been raped before their murder last month. The order invoked severe criticism from the Majlis-i-Mushawarat that termed it as victimization of an upright doctor for speaking the truth.

The order was issued by the commissioner / secretary, Health, said that Dr Bilal and Dr Nighat Shaheen were suspended with immediate effect.

Indian Army restricts movement of people in Handwara

Handwara, Jun 27, 2009: In Kupwara district, the residents of Handwara have said that Indian troops were restricting their movement during night by closing the gate-cum-barricades, on roads for past one and half decade.

Residents told Greater Kashmir, that Indian Army has made these areas out of bounds for them, in nights by barricading roads, in areas where camps exist.

India runs 40 Guantanamo Bay like secret chambers

New Delhi, July 04: World's oldest democracy United States may have been forced to close Guantanamo Bay detention centre, but India who claimed herself the largest democracy runs 40 such illegal secret chambers in Jammu and Kashmir and in its different states, where suspects are subjected to extreme interrogation techniques for months and years. Leading Indian news magazine "The Week" in its forthcoming issue accessed by KTNS has revealed the horror of torture chambers, far from the eyes of law.

Statement of Baramulla injured witness recorded

Srinagar, Jul 4, 2009: The inquiry officer of Baramulla probing the killing of four civilians in police and CRPF firing in Baramulla town recorded statement of one of the witnesses on Friday.

Islamabad shut down for 6th day, mother of the missing boy suffered a heart attack

Srinagar, July 04, 2009: Normal life in the southern district of Islamabad remained paralyzed for the sixth consecutive day, today, aainst the custodial disappearance of a young boy in the Chak Peth area of Larkipora nearly a week ago.

The mother of the missing boy suffered a heart attack today, and was shifted to the Soura Institute of Medical Sciencesin Srinagar for treatment.

Bhasharat Ahmad Bhat has been missing for the past six days after he was summoned to the Indian army camp of the 36 Rashtriya Rifles.

Direct bullet hit Baramulla youth

Srinagar, July 5, 2009: In Baramulla, the medical report of four young youth shot dead by the CRPF troopers in this town has strengthened the common belief that the troopers shot the deceased in vital parts with an aim to kill them.

Young boy Bashara released

'Hands, legs tied, forced to drink alcohol’

Srinagar, July 5: A 16-year-old boy who had gone missing in the custody of Indian army in Jaibal area of Dooru Islamabad was Saturday night released from the seven days of captivity, his family members said Sunday.

Basharat Ahmad Bhat of Chakhpath, Larkipora was found in an unconscious state Saturday night in Jaibal village, 70 kilometers south of Srinagar, and hospitalized for treatment.

Indian troops refuses to cooperate with inquiry commission

Srinagar, July 5, 2009: An eyewitness who deposed before the inquiry officer on Sunday said that he would identify the killer vehicle from which the bullets were fired on the protesters near the Cement Bridge on June 29 in Baramulla town.

Shopian report of authorities confirms men in uniform hand in Shopian case

Srinagar, July 10: The authorities on Friday admitted that the men in uniform had a hand in the rape and murder of two young women in Shopian town in May 29. 

The report, which was submitted to “Chief Minister” Omar Abdullah on July 8 by Justice (retd) Muzzafar Jan, was examined by the law department before taking the decision.