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Arrested militant did business in Nepal: family


September 13th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 13 (IANS) The family of the militant commander Mehraj-ud-din Dand, arrested in Kashmir for the 1999 hijacking of flight IC-814 to Afghanistan, Thursday said he was working as ... Read more...

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Guerrilla module busted in Srinagar


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 21 (IANS) A separatist guerrilla module has been busted in the Srinagar capital city with the arrest of two Kashmir Islamic Movement militants, and a huge cache of ... Read more...

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Maoist supply chain busted in Chhattisgarh; 3 held


June 14th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 14 (IANS) A major Maoists supply chain was busted with the arrest from different locations here of three people, including a woman, and recovery of 270 live cartridges ... Read more...

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UN special rapporteur on human rights arrives in Srinagar


March 26th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 26 (IANS) The United Nations' special rapporteur on extra-judicial, summary and arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns arrived in Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day visit Monday.Addressing a media conference ... Read more...

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Now UN rights rapporteur recommends AFSPA repeal


March 10th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 10 (IANS) Margaret Sekaggya, the United Nations (UN) special rapporteur on human rights, has recommended that the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and other such laws should ... Read more...

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NIA to quiz jailed Hizbul linkman in Delhi blast


September 28th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 28 (IANS) The National Investigating Agency (NIA) is again in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar town, this time seeking judicial permission to quiz a jailed overground activist of militant ... Read more...

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Kashmir opposition demands release of prisoners


August 25th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 25 (IANS) Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Thursday demanded release of all political prisoners and youths in deference to the forthcoming holy Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Fitr."The government has ... Read more...

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Omar orders parole for Kashmir cleric


June 29th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 29 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday ordered the release on parole of Qazi Yasir, the south Kashmir Mirwaiz, so that he could attend the ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s Juvenile Justice Act to be amended: Omar


April 21st, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir will bring its Juvenile Justice Act at par with the national act to push the process of reforms in this area, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Detained Kashmiri boy released


April 5th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 5 (IANS) Faizan Rafiq, a Kashmiri boy whose detention under the Public Safety Act (PSA) in Jammu and Kashmir had triggered a storm in political and human ... Read more...

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Kashmiri boy held under stringent law to be released


April 4th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 4 (IANS) A long wait has ended for Rafiq Hakeem, father of teenaged Kashmiri boy Faizan Rafiq lodged in a jail in Jammu region under the stringent Public ... Read more...

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Amnesty team visits Kashmir’s summer unrest victims’ kin


March 24th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 24 (IANS) After releasing a damning 82-page report against alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir, members of global rights watchdog Amnesty International are visiting the families ... Read more...

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Kashmir to ’study and learn’ from Amnesty report


March 23rd, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 23 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government will study a report by the international watchdog Amnesty International on alleged human rights abuse in the state and would not ... Read more...

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Amnesty report should be examined in totality: Omar


March 22nd, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 22 (IANS) Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said that Amnesty International's report on alleged human rights abuses in Jammu and Kashmir has to be examined in "totality before ... Read more...

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Interlocutors to study Amnesty report on Kashmir


March 22nd, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 22 (IANS) The central government-appointed interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir will study rights watchdog Amnesty International's report alleging human rights abuses in the state under the Public Safety ... Read more...

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Amnesty alleges rights abuses in Kashmir (Fourth Lead)


March 21st, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 21 (IANS) Coming down heavily on India for alleged human rights violations in terror-riven Jammu and Kashmir, global rights watchdog Amnesty International Monday called for immediate scrapping of ... Read more...

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Kashmir separatists, common man welcome Amnesty report


March 21st, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 21 (IANS) The Amnesty International report on Jammu and Kashmir's Public Safety Act (PSA) that has come down heavily on India and termed the act "a lawless law" ... Read more...

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Amnesty asks India to stop rights abuse in Kashmir (Third Lead)


March 21st, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 21 (IANS) Coming down heavily on India for alleged rights violations in terror-riven Jammu and Kashmir, global rights watchdog Amnesty International Monday said the Public Safety Act (PSA) ... Read more...

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Amnesty tells India to stop rights violations in Kashmir (Second Lead)


March 21st, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Global watchdog Amnesty International has lashed out at India over alleged human rights violations in terror-riven Jammu and Kashmir and asked it to revoke a ... Read more...

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End rights abuses in Kashmir, Amnesty tells India (Lead)


March 21st, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Amnesty International has lashed out at India over alleged human rights violations in terror-riven Jammu and Kashmir and asked it to revoke a controversial law ... Read more...

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Amnesty tells India to check rights abuses in Kashmir


March 21st, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Amnesty International has urged India to check alleged human rights abuses in Kashmir and end the "arbitrary and abusive" detention system in the troubled state.A ... Read more...

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Hurriyat calls for shutdown in Kashmir


March 12th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Mar 12 (ANI): Hardline Hurriyat chief Syed Ali Shah Geelani has called for a complete shutdown in the Kashmir Valley against the ongoing arrest of youths and Hurriyat activists.All shops, ... Read more...

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No single group can speak for Kashmir’s people: Interlocutors


February 26th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 26 (IANS) Given the diverse political aspirations of Jammu and Kashmir's three regions, no single political formation - mainstream or separatist - could claim the exclusive prerogative to speak for ... Read more...

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Yasin Malik begins fast against detention of youths


February 26th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 26 (IANS) Yasin Malik, who heads the pro-independence Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), began a day-long fast in Srinagar Saturday morning to protest the arrest of youths by ... Read more...

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No minor detained under Public Safety Act: Omar


February 26th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 26 (IANS) Dispelling rumours that the Jammu and Kashmir Police were rounding up minors and booking them under the Public Safety Act (PSA), Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday tweeted that ... Read more...

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Kashmir to crack down on land grabbers


February 19th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 19 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to launch a campaign against land grabbers in the state, and has instructed the revenue department to remove all encroachments and ... Read more...

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Escaped criminal from Jammu caught in Delhi


February 7th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) A 26-year-old criminal who escaped from a police van in Jammu last week has been arrested here while trying to have his handcuffs removed, police said Monday.Rahul, ... Read more...

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Drop sedition case against Binayak Sen: Human Rights Watch


January 6th, 2011 - 3:47 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 6 (IANS) The Indian government should drop sedition cases against rights activists Binayak Sen, Arundhati Roy, and others, the Human Rights Watch said Thursday. The international body has also ... Read more...

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Amnesty denounces sentencing of Sen


December 25th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 25 (IANS) Amnesty International said Saturday that the life sentence handed down to Indian rights activist Binayak Sen for his alleged Maoist links violates "international fair trial standards".It is also ... Read more...

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Paswan, D. Raja call for withdrawal of AFSPA from Kashmir Valley


December 5th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Parvez ButtSrinagar, Dec.5 (ANI): Senior Communist Party leader D. Raja and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday called for the immediate withdrawal of the controversial Armed ... Read more...

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Separatist leader Geelani wants ‘meaningful dialogue’ with Government of India


December 4th, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by ANI
By Parvez ButtSrinagar, Dec.4 (ANI): Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani said here today that he wants to hold meaningful and result-orientated dialogue with the Government of India.Geelani met an eleven-member ... Read more...

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Kashmir stone pelters, separatists have nexus with LeT: Police


November 27th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 27 (IANS) In a significant development, the Jammu and Kashmir Police have said some government employees were involved in the separatist protests during the last five months and the separatists ... Read more...

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Oz tattooist charged with GBH for tattooing penis on friend’s back


November 16th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 16 (ANI): An Australian man, who tattooed a 40cm penis and a crude slogan on his friend's back, has been charged with GBH (grievous bodily harm).Matthew Francis Brady, 21, appeared ... Read more...

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Aussie man charged for tattooing 40cm penis on man’s back


October 26th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 26 (ANI): A tattooist in Ipswich, Australia has been charged by the police for allegedly tattooing a 40cm penis on man's back instead of the design he requested.The 25-year-old victim ... Read more...

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J-K interlocutors visit separatist leader Shabir Ahmad Shah’s home


October 25th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Oct.25 (ANI): The three-member team of the Central government appointed interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir today met the ailing mother of jailed separatist leader Shabir Ahmad Shah at latter's residence in ... Read more...

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