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Parvez Imroz Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir: Noted human rights defender and senior lawyer, Parvez Imroz was arrested by Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir Police, while he was on his way to office on Tuesday. He was later released on bail. Imroz was on his way to court when his vehicle was stopped by Deputy Superintendent of Traffic, Riyaz Ahmed Halwai near exhibition crossing. The police claimed that Imroz was arrested after he tore the uniform of the officer. The Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) said that Imroz was on his way to office when his vehicle was stopped by a senior

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Jana Begum In a single storey mud-brick house, she lives with her two daughters and a son. Fifty-one year old Jana Begum is one of those women whose family was caught in world’s most militarized zone, Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir. She lost her four sons and her husband in the last seventeen years. Another son has been disappeared since he left home to visit his in-laws place. In 2012 summer, I went to meet Begum at her village, Devar Lolab- 120 kilometres north of Srinagar, the region’s summer capital. The village has a population of 5000 inhabitants and has been largely

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By News Desk | Srinagar, Kashmir The Jammu and Kashmir High Court today heard a public interest litigation (PIL), filed by fifty Kashmiri women, seeking action on the alleged gang rape in Kunan Poshpora on the intervening night of 23-24 February 1991 by the Indian armed forces. The litigants of the PIL, in a statement issued here, said that through the PIL they sought the immediate reopening and reinvestigation of a case where “more than forty Kashmiri women were brutally raped.” The Division Bench of Justice A. M. Magray and Justice Mansoor, in today’s hearing, questioned that how can a

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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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A screenshot from the documentary. By News Desk | Delhi, India A documentary on the torture of people of Kashmir titled Kashmir’s Torture Trail was screened today at the University of Delhi’s North Campus for the students, followed by a discussion with Gautam Navlakha – an eminent civil rights activist and author. By the acclaimed BAFTA winning film-maker Jezza Neumann, the film traces the victims of torture in the Valley, affected by the decades long violence and the repression by the Indian forces which includes torture, killings, and disappearances. It follows the prominent human rights lawyer, Parvez Imroz, as he

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