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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.

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.

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.

South Asia Solidarity Group Welcomes UN Report on Human Rights Situation in Kashmir

South Asia Solidarity Group, a Human Rights body base din England, has welcomed the first ever report by the UN on the human rights situation in Kashmir.

UN HRO Report on the Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir [Full Report]

There is an urgent need to address past and ongoing human rights violations and abuses and deliver justice for all people in Kashmir, who for seven decades have suffered a conflict that has claimed or ruined numerous lives, a report by the UN Human Rights Office published on Thursday says.

First-ever UN HRO Report on Kashmir Shows Mirror to India and Pakistan on Human Rights Abuses

There is an urgent need to address past and ongoing human rights violations and abuses and deliver justice for all people in Kashmir, UN Human Rights Office report.

Fresh Thinking is Needed to Cut the Gordian Knot in Kashmir [Op-Ed]

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) in Kashmir has shown willingness to talk provided the Government of India clarifies the parameters of talks.

Terming Statements About Kashmir Talks As Ambiguous, Pro-Freedom Kashmiri Leaders Tell New Delhi to Come Clear and Include Pakistan

Pro-freedom Kashmiri leader held a marathon meeting on Tuesday (May 29) to discuss the recent statements by Indian leadership inviting Kashmiri leaders to hold talks on Kashmir issue.

Govt. of India Ready to Hold Talks with Pro-Freedom Kashmiri Leaders; Hurriyat Likely to Decide Today

Indian home minister Rajnath Singh recently said that the government was ready to hold dialogue with the Hurriyat Conference leadership if the separatists come forward for talks.

Pro-Freedom Kashmiri Leaders Put Under House Arrest Ahead of Nareandra Modi’s Kashmir Visit

Octogenarian Hurriyat patriarch Syed Ali Geelani continues to be under house arrest at his residence-cum-office in Hyderpora, while Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairperson Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai has also been detained at his residence in Baghat Srinagar.

Bloody Sunday: 12 Militants, 3 Indian Soldiers & 4 Civilians Killed; Hospitals Flooded With Injured Civilians

Termed as one of the bloodiest day of this year, 12 Kashmiri militants were killed in three separate gun battle with the Indian army soldiers in Draggad and Kachdora villages in Shopian district

No Plans To Scrap Article 370, Informs Indian Government In Parliament

But it seems that the BJP lead Indian government has made a sharp U-turn in this regard. The Central government on Tuesday informed the Parliament that there is no proposal to repeal Article 370

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