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The sessions court of Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Friday dismissed the first legal challenge of the Indian army in the Kunan Poshpora mass rape and torture on 23/24 February 1991. The court dismissed the revision petition of the Indian army that sought an end to further investigations ordered in the case on 18 June 2013 by Sub-judge, Judicial Magistrate, Kupwara. This was the first legal challenge submitted by the Indian army since the crimes were committed in 1991. While dismissing the Indian army petition as having no merit, the court held that “crime never dies” and that a delay in

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An explosion was carried out in Kunan Poshpora village of North Kashmir today at around 8:45 am on Monday. The village has been in news since the legal proceedings of the mass gangrapes by the army personnel in February 1991 have started. Two civil society groups have been pushing for the transparent justice delivery process in the case and have been fighting it in the courts. In a statement, issued by the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) and Support Group for Justice for Kunan Poshpora Survivors, the group says, “The explosion was carried out by personnel of the Rashtriya Rifles and 160

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Amnesty International India has urged authorities in Jammu and Kashmir to avoid delay in conducting fresh investigations into the alleged rapes of over 30 women by soldiers of the Indian army in 1991 in the towns of Kunan and Poshpora. Timeline of the case On the night of February 23, 1991, army personnel entered the towns of Kunan and Poshpora to conduct a search operation. They confined the men of the village outside, then allegedly entered their homes and raped between 23 and 53 women, according to different reports. On 18 June 2013, a local court in Kupwara district directed

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By News Desk | Srinagar, Kashmir Demanding re-investigation into the ‘mass rape’ of at least thirty two women in Kunanposhpora village of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district, in 1991, a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. The petitioners also sought directions for implementation of the 2011 recommendations of the Human Rights Commission of Kashmir for re-investigating the case. Women in Kunanposhpora alleged that on the intervening night of February 23 and 24 in 1991 the Indian troops of Rajputana Rifles raped them while men where beaten up. After the incident under forceful public

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Women protesting during 2010 mass uprising. Kashmir’s women have been called the steel magnolias, the bravest in the world. Brave for having taken every suffering, endured pain and stood up in the height of odds. They have tolerated being widowed, left with no son, ravaged off their chastity and left alone in conditions, which are unbearable for others. But what have we done for them? Apart from mentioning them in the rhetorical talks of their sufferings and praising them with beautiful sobriquets and then “the world moves on”. Once I was travelling from Lal Chowk to home in my car.

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