IKHWAN ‘COMMANDER’ RASHID BILLA THREATENS SADRAKOOT MASSACRE SURVIVORS

Press statement 29th May 2015: The recent statement made by the Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar “terrorists have to be neutralized only through terrorists,” on May 22 during his Kashmir visit has already emboldened the Ikhwanis – who presently have been absorbed in the pro-India political parties, Territorial Army and Jammu

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Indian State and J&K Government in denial of phenomenon of enforced disappearances in Jammu and Kashmir

28 May 2015 The last week of May every year is recognized internationally as the International Week of the Disappeared. This week provides an opportunity to remember the disappeared, and acknowledge the struggle of their families. It is also an occasion to recommit to the fundamental right not to be

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JKCCS condemns the attack on the BSNL office in Sopore

Press Statement: 25th May 2015 Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) unequivocally condemns the attack on the BSNL office in Sopore today, in which one civilian died and two others are injured. JKCCS has consistently raised the issue of attacks on civilians by armed groups and the State actors.

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HIGH COURT ISSUES NOTICE TO AKBAR LONE’S AIDE, RASHID BILLA

HIGH COURT ISSUES NOTICE TO AKBAR LONE’S AIDE, RASHID BILLA Press Statement: 29th April 2015 On 5th October 1996, seven people of Sadrakoot Bala, Bandipora were killed by personnel of 13 Rashtriya Rifles of Indian army, based at Asham camp accompanied by an infamous local government gunman, Rashid Billa (Abdul

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MASARAT ALAM’S DETENTION – BYPASSING OF JUDICIAL PROCESS

MASARAT ALAM’S DETENTION – BYPASSING OF JUDICIAL PROCESS Press Statement:  23rd April 2015   Masarat Alam Bhat, Chairman, Muslim League, has been once again subjected to a Public Safety Act (PSA) detention. He has spent more than seventeen years in prisons in last 25 years under various PSA orders. This

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Occupational Hazard: The Jammu and Kashmir Floods of 2014 – Report Release

Press Briefing Note Report Release: Occupational Hazard: The Jammu and Kashmir Floods of 2014 20th April 2015 Today, on the 11th martyrdom anniversary of human rights activist Aasia Jeelani, Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society announces the release of ‘Occupation Hazard: The Jammu and Kashmir Floods of 2014’. The Jammu

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Demand to CM for conducting investigations into enforced disappearances and unmarked and mass graves.

Mr. Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Chief Minister, Jammu and Kashmir 26 March 2015 Re: Demand to CM for conducting investigations into enforced disappearances and unmarked and mass graves. Mr. Chief Minister, 1.   We write to you today on behalf of the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP). We write to

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Nadimarg and the dirty war in Kashmir

Press Release 23 March 2015 Today, 12 years ago 24 Kashmiri Pandit civilians were killed in a massacre at Nadimarg, Shopian, out of which 12 were females. A case was registered under FIR no. 24/2003 in the Zainapora Police Station. Unlike other cases the investigation was completed within 3 months

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