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Ashiq Hussain Ganai’s (29) brothers have vowed to fight for justice till their last breath. Ashiq was allegedly tortured and killed by the army in 1993.shmir Twenty-five years after the introduction of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir, the human rights body Amnesty International today said the law continues to feed a cycle of impunity for human rights violations, in its new report – Denied: Failures in accountability for human rights violations by security force personnel in Jammu and Kashmir. The report is based on in-depth research in Jammu and Kashmir, including interviews with 58

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International rights watchdog Amnesty International on Thursday said the Jammu and Kashmir government must prohibit the use of pellet firing shotguns during policing of demonstrations. In a statement, Amnesty said: “Jammu and Kashmir authorities must prohibit the use of pellet-firing shotguns in policing demonstrations, as they are inherently inaccurate and indiscriminate. “Police in the state have used pellet shotguns for a number of years. Several cases have been reported of people suffering serious injuries, particularly eye injuries, as a result. “Recently, on May 21, 2015, 16-year-old Hamid Nazir Bhat was shot by police firing a pellet gun in Palhalan, Jammu

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After a civilian was killed and two others injured today when unidentified armed men opened fire at a Telecom franchise shop in Sopore district of North Jammu and Kashmir, Amnesty International has condemned this direct attack on civilians. Mohammad Rafiq, 26, died in hospital after sustaining bullet injuries. The two injured men are being treated. All three were employed with a franchise of the government-run telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). The attack happens after a few warning posters were found in the town asking telecom operators to stop functioning in the area. “This kind of deliberate attack on

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  Reporting on torture or other ill-treatment in 141 countries over the past five years, Amnesty International, has come up with a new global survey of more than 21,000 people in 21 countries revealing fear of torture exists in all these countries. More than 80% want strong laws to protect them from torture but more than a third believe torture can be justified. In India, almost three quarters of respondents (74%) felt torture was sometimes necessary – the highest numbers in any of the countries polled (with same as in China also). In Indonesia, Pakistan and South Korea the majority

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By News Desk | Srinagar, Kashmir The Amnesty International India has asked authorities in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir to reopen investigation into the death of a boy allegedly killed by police personnel in Kashmir Valley in July 2010 and accelerate delayed investigations into similar killings committed during the same period. Amnesty International India in a statement issued to Global News Service said that over 100 people, some of whom engaged in stone-pelting, were killed in 2010 during widespread protests when the police and other security forces used excessive and at times unnecessary force. TIMELINE OF THE CASE On 11 June

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By News Desk | Srinagar Amnesty International (AI), in a statement on Sunday, said that the armed groups in Jammu and Kashmir must immediately cease attacks that directly or indiscriminately cause casualties among the general population. “Such attacks demonstrate contempt for the fundamental principles of humanity. Local journalists and civil society groups have told Amnesty International that the number of civilian deaths seem to have increased since the beginning of 2013,” the statement said. It added that on 19 March, 18-year-old, Suhail Ahmad Sofi, a resident of Sopore in northern Kashmir was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen. Armed groups, the statement said,

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Danish Farooq, handcuffed, taken to court on December 1, 2012. By Shahid Tantray, Photojournalist | Srinagar, Kashmir A local court in Srinagar, Kashmir, today, extended the remand of Danish Farooq Wani, a minor of 16-years-old, after he was re-arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir police of Kralkhud Police Station, on November 26, allegedly for being a stone thrower. Danish was taken handcuffed to the court and was presented before the second Munsif, by the police, where his police remand was extended December 9, 2012. The hearing for his bail will be heard on December 3. He was earlier arrested on

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Danish Farooq, 16, arrested by Jammu and Kashmir Police. Photograph by Shahid Tantray This is the public statement of the Amnesty International, issued on November 30, 2012. Amnesty International is deeply concerned that authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have arbitrarily detained 16 year-old, Danish Farooq, and are treating him as an adult rather than a child. Farooq was first arrested on 19 November under sections 152, 138, 148, and 147 of the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC). All charges relate to incidents of “stone-pelting.” After three days of arbitrary detention in police custody without any legal grounds, he was produced in

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This is the Amnesty International statement and given below is the format of appeal to seek release of a Kashmiri teenager. TEENAGER DETAINED WITHOUT TRIAL IN KASHMIR  Teenager Mushtaq Saleem Beigh has been detained without trial in Jammu & Kashmir, northern India, following a grenade attack on the town police station on 19 May. Mushtaq Saleem Beigh’s family claims that he is 17 years old, but does not have any proof of his age. They say they are trying to get proof from his school records. According to the family, he stopped going to school a few years ago, and

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This is the statement issued by the Amnesty International. (Image for representative purpose only) SC asks Army to decide how to try personnel involved in fake encounter cases - AFP Special powers that allow India’s armed forces suspected of involvement in extra-judicial killings to sidestep the civilian courts have been reinforced in a disappointing court ruling over the notorious killings of five Kashmiri civilians 12 years ago. India’s Supreme Court has contradicted a reported statement by its Justices in February 2012 that army personnel suspected of murder should be placed in front of a civil judge. Instead it opted to

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