BY Reader Correspondent
Amnesty International on Tuesday asked New Delhi to implement the UN Special Rapporteur’s recommendations including among other things repeal or “at least radical amendment” to the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). “The government of India must take practical and immediate measures to address the scourge of unlawful killings and excessive use of force by India’s forces,”
The Jammu and Kashmir government will seek a relief package of Rs 607 crore from the Government of India for the earthquake-affected areas of Doda, Ramban and Kishtwar districts of the state. The state government will submit the relief proposal to the GoI for funding very soon, an official spokesman said.
A youth was critically injured Tuesday as he was hit by a rubber pellet in the head when police used force to disperse protesters in downtown Srinagar. Protests broke out at several places in the city late in the afternoon over the administration's refusal to allow Hurriyat Conference(M) to hold a rally to observe the death anniversary of its two leaders,