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Shiv Sena Hindustan Leader Say Burhan Wani is a Martyr, Government is Terrorist State: Media Reports

As per reports in Kashmiri media, a Mumbai based political party Shiv Sena Hindustan (SSH) Thursday termed slain militant commander Burhan Wani as Martyr (Shaheed) and called the Jammu and Kashmir government a “terrorist” asking “what the PDP-BJP coalition achieved by killing innocents.’

Kashmiri Human Rights Activist Khurram Parvez Released, Dal Khalsa Appreciate the Move

November 30: A champion human rights activist of Jammu and Kashmir Janab Khurram Parvez has been released today after spending 76 days in prison.

Detention of rights activist Khurram Parvez illegal, Release him: says J&K High Court

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has termed the detention of Kashmiri human rights activist Khurram Parvez, under the Public Safety Act (PSA) as illegal, adding that the government order was not legal and that the “detaining authority has abused its powers”.

Pro Freedom Kashmiri Leaders Postpone Chalo Lal Chowk March in Wake of Guru Nanak Ji’s Gurpurab

In a joint statement issued by pro-freedom faction of Kashmir Sayeed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik have accepted the request of the J&K Sikhs to postpone the 14th November 2016 ''Chalo Lal Chownk'' march.

Kashmir Crisis: Around 7000 Arrests during Curfew, More than 450 booked under PSA

Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested close to 7,000 people in the Kashmir valley during the ongoing curfew in Jammu and Kashmir.

Simranjeet Singh Mann prevented from entering J&K to meet victim Kashmiri families

A representative of the Shiormani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann) told the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) that the Jammu and Kashmir police did not allow a delegation led by Simranjeet Singh Mann from crossing into the state borders.

DSGMC seeks action against Shiv Sena activists for thrashing Sikh youth in Akhnoor

DSGMC has demanded strict action against Shiv Sena Akhnoor leaders who reportedly thrashed a Sikh youth.

Sikh leaders visit Handwara (Kashmir), express solidarity with families of victims

A joint delegation of Sikh leaders of various Sikh organizations Monday visited Handwara and Kupwara in north Kashmir.

Indian Army kills Class 11 student in Kashmir’s Kupwara

A school student was killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district today when Indian security forces reportedly opened fire on protesters.

BSF convoy attacked in J&K; Police claims to capture Pakistani assailant alive

As per media reports armed persons today attacked a BSF convoy on Jammu-Srinagar main highway in Udhampur killing two personnel of the border guarding force and injuring 11 others. The state police maintained that one of the two gunmen involved in the strike was shot dead in retaliatory fire and the other was captured alive.

Families of Kashmiris killed by armed forces aren’t sure they’ll ever find justice [Photo Essay]

A report released by Amnesty International India earlier this month describes how AFSPA has allowed the security forces to get away with atrocities and deny justice to the victims.

How India failed its own Constitution in Kashmir

Yesterday, Amnesty International India launched its latest report, “Denied: Failures in accountability for human rights violations by security force personnel in Jammu and Kashmir”, which documents the obstacles to justice faced in several cases of human rights violations believed to have been committed by Indian security force personnel in Jammu and Kashmir.

Accountability still missing for Human Rights violations in Kashmir: Amnesty India

Twenty-five years after the introduction of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Jammu and Kashmir, the law continues to feed a cycle of impunity for human rights violations, Amnesty International India said in a new report published today.

Amnesty International India to launch new report on human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir

Amnesty International India informed Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) about it's plan to launch a major new report on lack of justice and accountability for human rights violations by security force personnel in Jammu and Kashmir.

J&K Deputy CM justifies police action against Sikh youth in Jammu; Says the govt. promptly acted on display of posters

Jammu and Kashmir's Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Kumar Singh today went on to justify the police firing and killing of a Sikh youth on June 04. He said that the “anti-national activities like raising Pakistani flags and pro-Khalistani slogans” have been going on since long in Jammu and Kashmir but it is their government that has “acted” against such (so-called) “anti-national activities”.

Khalistan slogans echoed after Jammu police outraged Sikhs

Sikhs in Jammu were outraged after police personnel removed posters related to “Ghallughara June 1984” day. The posters were being termed as “objectionable stuff” by the police and the media as the posters were carrying photo of Shaheed Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale.

Hamid Nazir Bhat case: J&K Government must end use of pellet guns

Jammu and Kashmir authorities must prohibit the use of pellet-firing shotguns in policing demonstrations, as they are inherently inaccurate and indiscriminate, Amnesty International India said today.

J&K: Class X student fell victim to police pellets; Loss of eye sight feared

A teenager from Palhallan in Baramulla received multiple pellet injuries in his head, face and eyes, in action by paramilitary forces and police. Victim Hamid Nazir Bhat may not live a normal life again as his eye was critically damaged.

Shiv Sena and Dogra Front want pro-freedom Kashmiri leader SAS Geelani arrested, sent to Paksitan on exile

Two pro-Hindutva outfits- Shiv Sena and Dogra Front have demanded the arrest of pro-freedom Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. Shiv Sena asked the government of Jammu and Kashmir to send SAS Geelani to Pakistan on exile.

J&K: Government must ensure fair trial for PSA detainees

Amnesty International India takes no position on the guilt or innocence of those detained under the PSA. Instead, it argues that all detained persons must be charged with recognised criminal offences and promptly tried by a court that meets international fair trial standards, or else be released. Not prosecuting persons suspected of committing offences also violates the rights of the victims of these offences.

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