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The Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS), a prominent human rights body based in Kashmir, has condemned the attack on the BSNL office in Sopore today, in which one civilian died and two others are injured. In a statement issued here, the group said that it is unclear who is behind this attack. “In the last 25 years of insurgency and counter insurgency operations many civilians have been targeted. In almost all the attacks on civilians the police has failed to conduct credible investigations to hold the killers accountable,” the statement read. The JKCCS has produced several reports about

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Photograph by Muhabit ul Haq An extensive report that has documented the September 2014 floods of Jammu and Kashmir, raises serious questions about the role of political and military forces in the ecology of the region. The 173-page report,  Occupational Hazard, raises questions about accountability and culpability for the floods, from an ecological, civil and political rights perspective. It also highlights the role played by the local community in relief and rehabilitation of the flood affected people. The report was released today on the eleventh martyrdom anniversary of human rights activist, Aasia Jeelani, here in Srinagar. It has been documented

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This is the statement issued today by the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society. INJUSTICE CONTINUES On 12 September 2012, a little less than five months after the son of one of the victims of the infamous Bhaderwah triple murder case filed a complaint before the State Human Rights Commission [SHRC], the SHRC dismissed the case implicating Kuldeep Khoda, ex-Director General of Police, Jammu and Kashmir [retired from service on 31 May 2012]. No notice was given to the complainant or his advocate to appear for the hearing. On 13 August 2012, the advocate for the complainant had sought an

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A graveyard with unmarked graves in Bimbyar, Uri where the gravedigger Atta Mohhamad says that he buried 236 unidentified bodies. By Fahad Shah For the first time, since the unmarked graves in Jammu and Kashmir were exposed, the state police admitted the existence of 2683 First Investigation Reports (FIRs) pertaining to the death of those unidentified persons who are buried in the unmarked graves. The J-K police have admitted it in their reply to a RTI (J&K Right to Information act, 2009) submitted by the International People’s Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Indian-administered Kashmir and Association of Parents

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This is a report released by the JAMMU AND KASHMIR COALITION OF CIVIL SOCIETY, the Bund, Amira Kadal, Srinagar 190001, (www.jkccs.net) TOTAL KILLINGS Year 2011 has just passed, and many have declared this year, a peaceful year in Jammu and Kashmir. Ofcourse assertions of peace by various quarters are relative. Enforced silence cannot be construed as peace. Despite the hype of peace, people of Jammu and Kashmir have witnessed unabated violence, human rights abuses, denial of civil and political rights, absence of mechanisms of justice, heightened militarization and surveillance. The figures of violent incidents suggest that 2011 as usual has been the

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