Human Rights


International People's Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Indian-administered Kashmir
JULY 19, 2009
A Brief on Rape and Murder in Shopian, Kashmir
Table of Contents
1. Context -- 2
2. Event -- 3

‘My son was a student, not a terrorist’, student languishes in Tihar Jail on fake charges

Srinagar, July 21: Among more than 200 innocent Kashmiris lodged in Indian India’s infamous Tihar Jail, is a young scholar of Sopore town, who is serving detention for about three years now. Parvez Ahmad son of Sanaullah Radoo of Noorbagh, Sopore, MSc geology pass out from Indain Maharashtra state’s Pune University was arrested when he was on his way to Pune to appear in TOFEL examination for scholarship in September 2006.

Trauma situation because of huge presence of Indian paramilitary troops

Acute PTSD grips Asiya’s classmate
Srinagar, July 23: The brutal molestation and murder of Asiya Jan  and her housewife sister-in-law in Shopian village on May 29, 2009 has shattered closest friend of Asiya Jan and classmate, Samreen (name changed), the 11th class student of Greenland Higher Secondary School inasmuch as she has developed acute post-traumatic stress disorder. She and 17-year old Asiya had been childhood friends and in the same school for the past 14 years.

Mourning continues teargass shell victim's home in Barzulla

Srinagar, July 24: Mourning continues in the home of Barzulla youth’s house even after 44 days, with his mother accusing the authorities in Soura Institute of Medical Sciences of declaring the dead youth as critical for three days on the instructions of higher ups (authorities).

One son killed, elder in custody: mother narrates

Srinagar, July 26: Her younger son was poisoned to death, her elder and the only surviving son is under police custody. The middle aged Shamima Akhter pleads her son should not be handed over to Jammu police. Belonging to a Hindu majority area of Jammu, Gandhi Nagar Nai Basti, the family is left with a 16-year-old daughter and her mother said that Jammu Police was terrorizing them and it why they finally took refuge in Kashmir valley.

Delhi police involved in Zahoor’s missing

Srinagar, July 26:  The family members of a missing youth said that it seems direct involvement of the Delhi Police in disappearance of 25-year old Zahoor Ahad Mir in Indian capital city Delhi. 25-year old Zahoor Ahad Mir of Sepdan Budgam, went missing in New Delhi on July 7. He last called his home on July 6 and inquired about the health of his mother, Raja Begum.

“After following Zahoor’s disappearance case in Delhi, I feel that Delhi police has a role in his disappearance”, said his uncle, Ghulam Mohammad Mir, who is camping in Delhi for last 17 days.

Protest against molestation by troops in Handwara

Srinagar, July 27: Hundreds of people took to streets at Kralgund in Handwara after troopers  of Rashtriya Rifles molested  and disgraced a group of women in the area, local news agency PBI said. The news agency said that women had gone to nearby forests in Gundchabotra. The personnel of 30 Rashtriya Rifles intercepted them and molested them. As the word spread, hundreds of people took to streets and held demonstrations against India, Indian army and authoriteis.


Police admit custodial killing of innocent youth

Srinagar, July 28: In Srinagar the Kashmir police has submitted a report to the High Court wherein they admitted that a Kangan resident, Mohammad Sadiq Kasana was killed in custody by two the Special Operation Group (SOG) officials in 2000.

The counsel of family of Sadiq Kasana asked the court to punish the whole unit and a compensation of Rs 20 lakh be given to them while the court reserved its judgment.

15 years on, daughter waits, holds up wedding for her missing father

Srinagar, August 06, 2009: “I’ll not get married till my father returns. He has promised a grand wedding,” says Ateeqa (30) who is waiting at her desolate house in Haigam in Spore. Her father, Khalil Mohammad Bhat, 50, then, was arrested by Indian Army’s 2 Garhwal regiment fifteen years ago and kept in custody for nearly 28 days. Later, according to the family, he went missing in the custody.

Protest in Qazigund

Srinagar, August 12: Hundreds of people have staged demonstrations against the eve-teasing and attempt to molest a girl student by troopers at Vesu in Qazigund. They blocked traffic on Srinagar - Jammu l highway for nearly three hours, sources said.

The trouble started this afternoon when the CRPF personnel deployed at village Vassu made offensive comments against the girl and attempt to molest here. When her brother Arif Ahmad Bhat raised an objection, the CRPF personnel assaulted him and  disgraced the girl.