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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.

Sikhs, Not Modi, Saved Kashmiris from Mobs: Omar Abdullah

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Tuesday (March 26) that it was the Sikh community and not Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who saved Kashmiri students from mob violence in Jammu and other places.

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.

Sikh & Kashmiri Diaspora Protest Outside Indian High Commission in London Against Warmongering

Hundreds of Sikhs and Kashmiris gathered outside the Indian High Commission in London on Saturday (March 9), to protest against what they called "Indian warmongering in South Asia".

‘Hindutva Chauvinism’ Responsible for the Underlying Conflict and the Current Crisis in South Asia: WSP

In a written statement issued yesterday (copy available with Sikh Siyasat News), the World Sikh Parliament (WSP) said: "India’s incessant journey to an ever more right-wing Hindutva position, in terms of its treatment of other nations, minorities and even neighbouring states, has led to the dangerous but almost inevitable crisis witnessed in the sub-continent over recent days".

Amarinder Singh’s Childish Bravado Likely to Make Punjab A Theatre of War: Dal Khalsa

Condemning the mob mentality of right wing pseudo patriots, who are harassing and targeting innocent Kashmiris particularly students in UP, Haryana and other parts with vengeance, the Dal Khalsa leaders warned them not to play with fire as it would have far reaching consequences.

Gunbattle in Kashmir: Indian Army Major, Among 4 Armymen Killed; Media Says Army Killed Pulwama Mastermind

As per reports emanating from Jammu and Kashmir four Indian Army personnel, including a Major, were killed on Monday in a gun battle with militants in Pulwama district. Two militants were also killed by the Indian forces during the encounter.

Pulwama Becoming Touchstone of Patriotism Which Generates Dangerous Communal Fabric: PUDR

The aftermath of Pulwama has shown rising attacks on Kashmiris in different states, a situation which is extremely worrisome and dangerous, despite a notification advisory by the Home Ministry to all states to ensure the safety of Kashmiris.

Activist Groups Concerned over Dangerous Situation Developing In India After Pulwama Attack

A number of activists and rights groups have expressed grave concerns over the situations developing for past few days in wake of a blast attack on CRPF vehicles in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Navjot Singh Sidhu Told To Leave Kapil Sharma Show After Pulwama Attack Remarks

As per reports Punjab cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, a member of The Kapil Sharma Show, has been asked to leave the comedy show following his comments on the Pulwama terror attack. He will be replaced by Archana Puran Singh on the show.

J&K: Indian Army Major, Another Armyman Killed in IDE Blast

An Army major was killed and another armyman was injured after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera’s Lam area in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

Sikh Youth Group Calls for Protection of Kashmiri Students Staying in Punjab

An Amritsar based Sikh youth group has called upon people of Punjab to look after the safety of Kashmiri students who are studying and staying in Punjab.

Loss of Human Lives Regrettable But War Mongering Is No Answer: Dal Khalsa on Pulwama Attack

Commenting on yesterday's Pulwama attack in which more than forty CRPF personnel were killed, the Dal Khalsa said the loss of human lives is always regrettable, whether it is of the security forces or that of a militant or even an ordinary person.

Major Blast in Kashmir Kill 44 CRPF Men; India Blames Pak, Pakistan Rebuts Accusations

In a major attack in past three years, at least 44 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

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.

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