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Kathua Rape and Murder of Minor Muslim Girl Case Verdict: 6 held guilty, 1 acquitted by Pathankot court

It is learnt that 6 of the 7 accused in the rape-and-murder case of an eight-year-old nomadic Muslim girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua were convicted by a special court in Pathankot today. One accused, Vishal has been acquitted by the court.

Torture: Indian State’s Instrument of Control in Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir

The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) and the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) yesterday (on May 20) released the first comprehensive report on torture in Jammu and Kashmir titled Torture: Indian State’s Instrument of Control in Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir.

India Decides to Not To Communicate with UN Special Reporters About Reports on Violations in Kashmir

Angry over a submission from the Geneva-based Human Rights Council (HRC) on the massive human rights violations in Indian occupied Kashmir, the Indian state has reportedly informed the United Nations body that it will no longer entertain any communication with the HRC’s Special Rapporteurs on its report.

India Bans Yasin Malik Led Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF)

The Indian state has reportedly banned Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF). The pro-freedom Kashmiri organisation was led by Yasin Malik, who is under arrest and at present lodged in Jammu's Kot Balwal jail.

Grenade Blast At A Bus Stand in Jammu; 28 Injured

At least 28 people were injured on Thursday in a grenade blast at the crowded general bus stand in the heart of Jammu.

Situation in Kashmir After Pulwama – Indian Reaction and the Sikh Response

Sikh Siyasat Editor Parmjeet Singh talked to analyst and author Bhai Ajmer Singh about situation in Kashmir after Pulwama incident of 14 February, 2019.

India Withdraws Security of 5 Pro-Freedom Kashmiri Leaders

It is learnt that the Jammu and Kashmir administration today issued orders to withdraw security of five pro-freedom Kashmiri leaders.

Pro-freedom Sikh Group Pays Tributes of Makbool Bhatt and Afzal Guru

Expressing solidarity with struggling people of Kashmir, Dal Khalsa urged representative organizations from Kashmir and Punjab to strengthen coordination among them against common oppressor (New Delhi).

Kashmir Shuts Down to Protest Against Indian PM’s Visit

Kashmiri people reportedly observed a complete shut down on Sunday (Feb. 3) as a token of protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit. The Tribune has noted in one of its news reports that "[c]losed markets and deserted roads greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his arrival in Srinagar as Kashmir observed a shutdown...".

Ignoring India’s Objections, Pakistani Foreign Minister Calls Another Pro-freedom Kashmiri Leader

In a written statement issued by All Parties Hurriyat Conference, a group of pro-freedom Kashmiri organisations, it is said that on Saturday (Feb. 02) evening at 8:35 pm, Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi called on Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on phone and discussed the current volatile situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Indian Authorities Stop Simranjit Singh Maan from Visiting Kashmir Valley

Former Member of Parliament, and president of Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann) S. Simranjit Singh Mann was on Sunday (Dec. 30) disallowed to visit Kashmir.

Human Rights Body Worried Over Pattern of Excessive Force Used Against Civilians In Kashmir

Responding to the recent clashes between security forces and civilians near an encounter site in Pulwama, Kashmir, leading to the death of seven civilians, Asmita Basu, Programmes Director, Amnesty India said.

Killings of Innocent Civilians by Forces in Pulwama is a Blot on India’s Face: Sikh body

Strongly condemning the use of deadly force against peaceful protesters in Pulwama, the Dal Khalsa said the security forces deployed in Kashmir are treating the native people as their ‘enemies’.

Indian Forces Kill Civilians and Rebels in Kashmir

Seven civilians and three armed rebels were killed during a gun battle in Pulwama in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials said.

Pellet Horror In Kashmir

Indian [forces] in Jammu and Kashmir is blinding Kashmiris unabated with each passing day. The pellet horror which started in the year 2016 is still continuing with no end in sight in near future.

Punjab: Arrested Kashmiri Students’ Case Handed Over to the NIA

Citing the inter-state and international ramifications of the case, the Central and Punjab governments handed over the investigations into the case involving the arrest of 3 Kashmiri students to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Punjab Police and J&K SOG Arrest 3 Kashmiri Students from Jalandhar

The Punjab Police and Special Operations Group (SoG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday arrested three Kashmiri students in Jalandhar.

PUDR Condemns Killings of Policemen in Kashmir; Says the State and Militants Must Respect War Law Prohibitions

People's Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR), a human rights group, has strongly condemned the abduction and slaying of one constable and two Special Police Officers (SPOs) by unidentified militants in the Shopian district of Kashmir.

India should Act on UN Rights Report on Kashmir: Human Rights Watch

The Indian government should immediately act on the recommendations in the first-ever report by the United Nations on human rights in Kashmir, Human Rights Watch said.

Breaking News: BJP Ends Up Alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir

The Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) on Tuesday announced to end up its alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir, said General Secretary Ram Madhav.

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