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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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

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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

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Indian army uses judiciary to protect itself from the rule of law |Kunan Poshpora case investigations stayed by High Court

Press Release 15 January 2015 Today, Justice Tashi Rabstan, vacation judge in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Srinagar, in a petition filed by the Indian army, stayed the ongoing investigations in the Kunan Poshpora mass rape and torture case of 23/24 February 1991 without hearing the survivors who were party

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