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Kashmir rights panel headless, cases pile up


February 3rd, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 3 (IANS) Over 1,100 cases have piled up with the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) in the militancy-hit Jammu and Kashmir, as it has remained headless for more ... Read more...

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Human rights watchdog rakes up AFSPA issue


January 24th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 24 (IANS) A global human rights watch group has given teeth to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's now almost forgotten call - for repeal of the ... Read more...

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India fails to check human rights violations: Human Rights Watch


January 24th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Custodial killings, police abuse including torture, and failure to implement policies aimed at protecting vulnerable communities marred India's record in 2011, according to the ... Read more...

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British Kashmiri group opposes MFN status to India


January 13th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) A Kashmiri group based in Britain -- the Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK -- has opposed granting of "Most Favoured Nation" (MFN) status by Pakistan to India, a media ... Read more...

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Kashmir rights panel defunct for over a month now


November 29th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 29 (IANS) The functioning of Jammu and Kashmir's State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) remained suspended for more than a month Tuesday as the government is yet to nominate ... Read more...

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No mass graves in Garo Hills, says Sangma


November 17th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 17 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday dismissed the existence of any mass graves or of secret killings of tribal Garo people in the strife-torn area of ... Read more...

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Probe disappearances, mass graves: activists


October 25th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Human rights activists have called for investigations into enforced disappearances and unidentified graves in Jammu and Kashmir.Taking part in a meeting organised by the People's ... Read more...

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Unmarked graves: Kashmir rights panel flays police


October 19th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 19 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's human rights commission Wednesday said the police did not adhere to established procedures while dealing with those buried in unmarked graves in the ... Read more...

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Omar says ‘mass graves’ are only unmarked graves


September 27th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 27 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday denied the existence of "mass graves" in the state, saying these were only unmarked graves.Delivering a long speech ... Read more...

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PDP walks out of Kashmir assembly over grave issue


September 27th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 27 (IANS) The opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) Tuesday walked out of the Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly after the speaker turned down its demand for a discussion ... Read more...

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Everyone wants peaceful Kashmir: Pakistani leader


September 21st, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) Visiting former Pakistani Kashmir prime minister Sultan Mehmood Chaudary Wednesday said he discussed a host of issues with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah earlier ... Read more...

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Kashmir panel wants international probe into unmarked graves


September 17th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) A day after the state human rights panel directed the Jammu and Kashmir government to begin a probe into the more than 2,000 unmarked graves in ... Read more...

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Meghalaya orders probe into ANVC’s ’secret’ killings


September 3rd, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Shillong Sept 2 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Friday announced a high-level probe into the "secret killings" of tribal Garo people by A'chik National Volunteers Council (ANVC) rebels in the state.ANVC, ... 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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Probe all Kashmir killings since 1989: Omar


August 22nd, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 22 (IANS) A day after the Jammu and Kashmir rights panel revealed the presence of over 2,000 unmarked graves in the state, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday sought ... Read more...

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Italy orders DNA tests to identify WWII victims


March 25th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 25 (IANS/AKI) Italy has ordered DNA tests on 12 unidentified victims killed by Nazi troops in one of the deadliest massacres during World War II. The tests were ordered Wednesday by ... Read more...

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J-K police foils separatist protest


December 31st, 2009 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Dec 31 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday foiled a sit-in protest by a separatist group against the human rights violations in Srinagar.The protest was organised by separatist Jammu ... Read more...

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Kin of missing persons protest in Kashmir


December 17th, 2009 - 10:39 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Dec 17 (ANI) : Kin of missing persons staged a sit-in protest under the banner of the Joint association of Kashmir affected families (JAKAF) here on Thursday to demand information on ... Read more...

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Rights group in Indian Kashmir seeks probe into unmarked mass graves


December 3rd, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Dec. 3 (ANI): A local rights group here has demanded an impartial probe into the unearthing of 2,700 unmarked graves found by it during a survey.In the last three years, the ... Read more...

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Grandma’s Boy- Different strokes


June 20th, 2009 - 3:37 am ICT by GD
Was the 3 year old boy staying with his grandmother in Pound Ridge found? No, he was missing and after 15 minutes from the time he was reported missing he was ... Read more...

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Excavation in England reveals harrowing deaths of sailors from Nelson’s navy


May 31st, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): An excavation of a former military hospital graveyard at Haslar, UK, has revealed the harrowing deaths of some sailors from Nelson's navy.According to a report in The News, ... Read more...

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Protest in J-K over unmarked graves


July 14th, 2008 - 9:40 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, July 14 (ANI): Activists of the Hurriyat Conference, a separatist group in Jammu and Kashmir, staged a demonstration in Srinagar today demanding a probe into the ''unmarked graves'' issue while ... Read more...

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Amnesty International criticizes Nandigram incident in its annual report


May 28th, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 28 (ANI): Annual report of Amnesty International, has criticized Nandigram violence in West Bengal in which around three dozens people were killed.The West Bengal Government is alleged of ... Read more...

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Police disperse protesters in Srinagar


April 26th, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by admin
Srinagar, Apr 26 (ANI): Police in Srinagar fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators protesting against the alleged human rights violations by security forces. The protest came hours after Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan ... Read more...

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Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq calls for probe into 1000 Kashmiri graves


April 12th, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by admin
Srinagar, Apr 12 (ANI): The Chairman of the moderate faction of the All Parties Hurriyat Council, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, has demanded international investigations of the nearly thousand unmarked graves that were ... Read more...

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Government plans to amend land acquisition laws: Shivraj Patil


March 24th, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar 24 (ANI): Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil on Monday said that the Government has plans to amend land acquisition laws in the country.In his address to a conference ... Read more...

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Amnesty International blames West Bengal Govt for violence in Nandigram


January 16th, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): International rights group, the Amnesty International, has accused the West Bengal government for clashes in Nandigram over farmland acquisition for an industrial hub. "The people who abused, the ... Read more...

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