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.

Talking Torture

At a time when the three United Nations officials are engaged in a tense situation with Government of India on the state of human...
People carry bodies of three civilians during the funeral procession in Baramulla, on May 1, 2018. KL Image: Bilal Bahadur

Three Friends, one Fate

A year after three young friends were killed in cold blood, their families chased the case and finally met the killers in jail, reports...
Bashir Ahmad with his father in this family photo.

Suicide On Road

After finding the situation not conducive to sustain his family, a man who availed the rehabilitation package to return home, burnt himself to death....
Ghulam Hassan Bangi at his shop. - Ruined Life - Kashmir Life - Story

Ruined for life

After losing his eyesight to the pellets, a young man fought odds to come to the terms with enforced disability. Finally, his family encouraged...

Deadly Detention

Days after a private school teacher died in custody, Umar Mukhtar met the family at Awantipora to understand the sequence of events that led...

Pushed to Cliff

Gunfights claiming lives in Kashmir is a daily occurrence, however, using civilians as human shield depicts the darker side of the counter-insurgency. Umar Mukhtar...

A Painful Passage

After many suicides, deaths and heart attacks of the PaK women settled in Kashmir post-2014, there was a first divorce last year. Saima Bhat...

Murder Memories

Hours after a militant attack in Dialgam, the soldiers barged into a few houses in the locality and dragged out three civilians whose slaughtered...

Justice Denied: Sopore 1993

Dubbed as militancy capital, the Sopore town was subjected to a series of carnages and arson during the 1990s. After 45 coffins of charred...

A Master Battle

More than two decades after his two brothers including a medical doctor were killed in cold blood by an Ikhwan gang, a Communist Party-affiliated...

Red Calendar

With the overall death toll highest in a decade, Aaqib Hyder does not foresee any shift in the next year given the lack of...

Missing Mysteries

On this World Human Rights Day, the issue of disappeared in the custody would remain a huge question mark over the governance structure of...

Wounded Womb

Regardless of peace and war, mothers are naturally emotional beings, neutral to every other thing around. What happens when a mother loses a son?...

Qadir’s Wild Search

His son went to a doctor and did not return. Next morning, he was taken by the army and released in a condition forcing...

A Body Snatcher

Nobody knows about the body-bags he might have filled during his Kashmir posting. But Major Gogoi, who was finally sent to the Court Martial,...

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