URGENT ACTION / APPEAL regarding deteriorating political and humanitarian situation in Jammu and Kashmir

To: Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Christof Heyns, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Juan Ernesto Mendez, Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment Maina Kiai, Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly

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KASHMIR UNDER STATE OF EMERGENCY

KASHMIR UNDER STATE OF EMERGENCY   Press Release: 10 July 2016   Since the extra-judicial execution of Commander Burhan Wani and two other members of Hizbul Mujahideen, Indian armed forces and Jammu and Kashmir Police have used excessive force to thwart the mourners from protesting and participating in the funeral

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RASHID BILLA EVADES ARREST AND SEIZURE OF PROPERTY

RASHID BILLA EVADES ARREST AND SEIZURE OF PROPERTY Sadrakoot massacre, 5 October 1996   Press Release, 28 June 2016 Abdul Rashid Parray alias Rashid Billa and two accomplices have evaded arrest and other measures ordered by the judiciary to ensure their arrest and continue to escape prosecution for the killing

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SEXUAL ASSAULT OR KILLINGS – POLICE PROTECT THE ACCUSED

SEXUAL ASSAULT OR KILLINGS – POLICE PROTECT THE ACCUSED   Handwara minor girl case: Arguments set for 11 July 2016     Press release 25 June 2016   On 23 June 2016, Judicial Magistrate, Handwara listed the application filed by the family of the Handwara minor girl for arguments on

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HANDWARA MINOR GIRL’S STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE CONTINUES

HANDWARA MINOR GIRL’S STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE CONTINUES   Press Release: 8 June 2016   Today, the father of the Handwara minor girl submitted an application to the Judicial Magistrate, Handwara for registering FIR against the molestation by the army personnel of 21 RR, the police misconduct, illegal detention, intimidation and

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SAINIK COLONY: UNANSWERED QUESTIONS

SAINIK COLONY: UNANSWERED QUESTIONS   Press Release: 7 June 2016   Following the JKCCS statement on constructions taking place inside the Old Air Field, the J&K Legislative Assembly yesterday, 6 June 2016, discussed the same. JKCCS had asked questions about the massive constructions taking place at Old Air Field Area

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