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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Chattisinghpora Pathribal and Brakpora: 15 Years Later

Press Release 20 March 2015 20 March 2000: thirty six Sikh civilians killed at Chattisinghpora, Anantnag District, by unidentified gunmen in army uniform. 25 March 2000: five civilians – supposedly militants responsible for Chattisinghpora – killed by Indian army and Jammu and Kashmir Police in the forests of Pathribal, Anantnag

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Ashiq Bukhari revelations must lead to criminal accountability

 Press release, 11 March 2015 Today, it was reported, that ex-SSP Ashiq Bukhari had made unequivocal and strong allegations against ex-Chief Minister, Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah. First, that on hearing of the 2010 arrest of Muslim League leader Masarat Alam, Omar Abdullah asked on phone why he had been

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