Amnesty reports growing repression across south Asia, ‘excessive’ in Kashmir

Amnesty reports growing repression across south Asia, ‘excessive’ in Kashmir

Srinagar: Repression in Kashmir features prominently in Amnesty International’s 2016-17 report on the state of human rights in India, released on Tuesday. The report says that Indian authorities used “repressive laws” to curb freedom of expression and silence critical voices, and “In Jammu and Kashmir, security forces used unnecessary or excessive force against demonstrators.” In […]

Father in jail, six children living by themselves for 2 years

Father in jail, six children living by themselves for 2 years

Bandipora: Her father in jail since two years and her mother dead four years ago, 18-year-old Maria is taking care of four younger siblings in her home in Bandipora’s Hajin town. Maria recently qualified the Class 10 Board examination but circumstances are not conducive for her to continue studies. Maria’s father is a senior Muslim […]

5 months in jail under PSA, 20 FIRs: Waqar ‘loved India once’

5 months in jail under PSA, 20 FIRs: Waqar ‘loved India once’

By Nusrat Sidiq Sriangar: Waqar Ahmad Moharkan, 24, has been visiting courts often these days in connection with as many as 20 FIRs police have filed against him during last year’s uprising. He has been granted bail in three of these. In January he had been released after five-month-long imprisonment under Public Safety Act at […]

750 habeas corpus petitions filed by lawyers in PSA detentions

750 habeas corpus petitions filed by lawyers in PSA detentions

Srinagar: More than 750 habeas corpus petitions have been filed against Public Safety Act (PSA) orders since July last year. The draconian PSA empowers the government to imprison a person for up to a year without a trial. However, after filing a Habeas Corpus petition, the detainee can be produced before a judge or in […]

55-yr-old PSA prisoner suffers stroke in jail

55-yr-old PSA prisoner suffers stroke in jail

Srinagar: The family of 55-year-old Abdul Rehman Tantray, who is in jail under Public Safety Act (PSA) since November last year, has said that Tantray is battling to recover from a hemorrhagic stroke in Jammu’s Kot Balwal jail. His family in Baramulla told Kashmir Reader that the condition of Tantray is deteriorating in the absence […]

Kashmir’s Political Uncertainty is the Cause of its Suffering: Mirwaiz

Kashmir’s Political Uncertainty is the Cause of its Suffering: Mirwaiz

Dear friends, Thank you for giving me an opportunity to speak to you about a people who are victims caught in the longest running conflict in the world- not of their making. Our lingering political uncertainty, since the partition of the subcontinent in 1947 into India and Pakistan, is the cause of our immense suffering […]

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