Police ‘torture, humiliation’ forcing youth to take arms: Malik

Police ‘torture, humiliation’ forcing youth to take arms: Malik

SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Sunday said police torture is pushing youth to the wall and compelling them to join armed resistance. Malik made these remarks while visiting the bereaved families of slain militants, Sajad Ahmad Gilkar at Pandan Nowhatta, Tafazul Islam at Syed Pora Cherpora Narabal, and Aaquib […]

Police make contradictory claims on slain Hizb militant Sajad Gilkar

Police make contradictory claims on slain Hizb militant Sajad Gilkar

Srinagar: Was slain Srinagar militant Sajad Gilkar involved in militant activities before becoming a militant? That is what police apparently claimed. In a statement issued after his killing along with two other militants in Redbug Budgam, police said that Sajad Gilkar “played key role in the murder of Dy SP Mohammad Ayoub Pandith of security […]

India behind 161 nations in ratifying treaty on torture

India behind 161 nations in ratifying treaty on torture

NEW DELHI: India stands behind 161 nations, including Pakistan, as it is yet to ratify the 30-year-old United Nations’ Convention Against Torture by making a law on it despite signing it way back in 1997. It may sound bizarre, but India is among the only nine countries worldwide which are yet to ratify this crucial […]

Militant’s brother alleges torture, constant harassment by SOG

Militant’s brother alleges torture, constant harassment by SOG

By SHERFUN NISA KULGAM: The brother of a militant from Kulgam district has alleged that police tortured him on the night of February 8 so severely that both his kidneys have been damaged. Hilal Ahmad Ganie, brother of active militant Omar Majeed Ganie, is currently bed-ridden at his home in Souch village with a catheter inserted […]

Kokernag teacher alleges custodial torture, SHO denies

Kokernag teacher alleges custodial torture, SHO denies

Srinagar: A group of residents from Gadool village of Kokarnag area in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district held a protest demonstration alleging a police officer is threatening villagers and demanding bribes. Among the protesters at the press enclave here was a government teacher Farooq Ahmed Magray who alleged that the Station House Officer Kokarnag has let […]