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Prominent human rights body, Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS), Thursday said the government has bypassed the judicial process and undermined its own institutions by slapping Public Safety Act (PSA) against Masarat Alam. Chairman of Muslim League, Masarat Alam Bhat, was shifted to Kotbal Jail in Jammu last night after the authorities slapped Public Safety Act (PSA) against him. He has spent more than seventeen years in prisons in last 25 years under various PSA orders. The JKCCS in a statement issued here said, “This PSA order is against the Indian Supreme Court decision of 22 March 2013 that

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In one of the world’s most violent conflicts, Kashmir, continues to remain under the strong presence of Indian troops. The disputed territory, an outcome of the catastrophic partition of British India, has been going through its worst phase since the late 80s after the armed rebellion for independence was started by the youth. Thousands of Kashmiri men have involuntarily disappeared during this two and a half decades. Several men are believed were arrested, taken to torture centers or the army camps from where majority of them didn’t return. A human rights organisation, Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) was

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For twenty-two years, Saja Shah, her husband, and their three children have lived in a two-room rented apartment. Saja, a homemaker in her early 50s, was in the process of shifting to their newly built mud-brick house, which they had begun constructing years ago. A day before moving in, on 21 October 2012, she sat drinking tea at her brother-in-law’s house when she heard gunshots. As she sat bewildered by the proximity of the firing, she heard footsteps – as someone walking in the floor above her. The gunshots were an exchange of fire between two young militants and the

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This is a report, Jammu and Kashmir HUMAN RIGHTS REVIEW – 2013, released by Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society. TOTAL KILLINGS Year 2013 has passed, and government is already discussing escalation of violence. As usual the people of Jammu and Kashmir this year too witnessed unabated violence, human rights abuses, denial of civil and political rights, absence of mechanisms of justice, heightened militarization and surveillance. The year 2013 continued to add to the losses, victimization, mourning, pain and helplessness of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. In 2013, a total of 204 people lost their lives due to violent incidents

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“Every year The International Day of the Disappeared is celebrated on August 30 to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives.”  “In the dark times Will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing. About the dark times.” -Bertolt Brecht (German poet, 1898-1956)   Today, on the International Day of the Disappeared, APDP observes with concern the present focus of the international community, and more particularly the German Government, in Jammu and Kashmir. The German Embassy, in collaboration with the Indian Government, is organizing a

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By News Desk | Kupwara, Kashmir Gautam Navlakha Stating that the prevailing peace in Kashmir valley is superficial in nature, renowned human rights and civil liberties activist, Gautam Navlakha today cautioned the state and central government against “explosion of a lava building up in Kashmir.” “Apparently everything seems normal as traffic is plying and schools are open but it is silence not peace. The lava is building up as people’s emotions and aspirations are being suppressed with force. This lava can explode any time,” said Navlakha, while talking to Kashmir News Service, a news agency in Kashmir. He said that

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A Kashmiri child in a curfew day. Photograph by AFP/Getty Images By Wasim Nabi I forget, not everything The calm and peaceful days They never perish from my old memory The experience isn’t something everyone has It speaks a long story, a history that belongs to my side One must always remember to keep an eye on time. Time that has passed and time that is yet to come. Time can be very dangerous, and yet, time can be relief. However, there is no substitute to death.  As we enjoy life, we should feel for death. It will come. You

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This is a joint statement of various civil society members of Kashmir regarding the near complete black out by the Indian media and some sections of Kashmir media, regarding the recent report alleged Perpetrators – Stories of impunity in Jammu and Kashmir. On 6 December 2012, the International Peoples’ Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Indian-administered Kashmir [IPTK] and the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons [APDP] released its report titled alleged Perpetrators: Stories of Impunity in Jammu and Kashmir that examines 214 cases of human rights violations and for the first time, the role of 500 alleged perpetrators in these crimes. The release of this

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On July, 1, 2006, mourners carrying body of Inayat Ullah Bhat during a protest demonstration against CRPF troopers who shot dead Bhat on late evening of June 30. Photograph: Habib Naqash/GK Tutaq tutaq totiyan hai jawano, Tutaq tutaq totiyan hai jawano [T]he audience at the farewell party of the Kamla Nehru School, Srinagar were mesmerised by the above song sung by a young talented musician of class 9. This song was the first on stage performance of the talented youngster- Inayat Ullah Bhat. Since then there was no looking back as if music ran through his veins. An ardent lover of

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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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