Browsing: Human Rights

Part of Kashmir’s history was dominated by the debate on rights and the liberties that individuals can avail. This section has exhaustive reportage of individuals and incidents that keep the debate going on.

Crime
Lonely battle

A family that lost its only child last June is fighting to bring the killers to justice even after alleged…

Human Rights
Lethal Residue

The leftover explosives at encounters and army’s shooting practice sites are claiming lives, mostly of children and poor scrap collectors.…

Human Rights
Take off blocked

A young Kashmiri aeronautical engineer was arrested and charged with waging war against the state. Five years later the court…

History
Too Many Tragedies

Scores of mourners carrying the body of slain Mirwaiz in 1990 were killed when forces opened fire on the funeral…

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LAWLESS LAW

While the state government has been calling for repealing of AFSPA, it has generally evaded debates on PSA over which…

Governance
Denied rights

Lack of medical facilities and unhygienic conditions inside state’s jails is putting the lives of detainees, especially those with known…

Governance
The latest victim

Authorities have slapped PSA on an 18-year-old, citing a photograph of a masked boy beating a policeman as evidence. The…

Human Rights
Oppressed in Kashmir

A team of civil society members from New Delhi visited Kashmir after the summer unrest. In its report, it indicts…

Governance
Decades of indifference

More than 100 families purchased residential plots from J&K housing board in Islamabad town in south Kashmir, however,  the plots…

Governance
Immune and offensive

Enjoying the immunity granted to its men under Armed Forces Special Powers Act, the army has consistently sidelined the courts…

Human Rights
Shadows of past

The last time a US president visited India, 35 Sikhs were killed in a mysterious carnage in Kashmir. With another…

Cover Story
Living Torture

The government has scuttled a bill aimed at preventing torture by police and punishing the perpetrators. Khursheed Wani analyses why…

Human Rights
Justice interrupted

Judiciary has been defunct for more than three months as lawyers across Kashmir have gone on strike against the jailing…

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