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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

CBI files documents but wants no access for victim families | Court hearing in Sopore massacre case, 6 January 1993

Press release, 26 February 2015   Today, eight hearings after the TADA Court, Srinagar [hearing the closure report filed by the CBI in the Sopore massacre case], ordered the CBI to provide all supporting documents – witness statements etc – in the case, the CBI finally did so. Therefore, 22 years after

Continue reading

An acquittal in context | The Gulzar Ahmad Bhat judgment

Press Release 24 February 2015   On 12 February 2015, the Principal Sessions Judge, Budgam, Syed Tawqeer Ahmad, acquitted Gulzar Ahmad Bhat, and other co-accused, in the case relating to the institutionally supported sexual violence against young women (including minors) boarding at a religious institute in Shamsabad, Lattur, Chadoora, Budgam

Continue reading