Women activists move SHRC on sexual violence

Women activists move SHRC on sexual violence

Srinagar: A group of women activists today filed an application in the Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), seeking recommendations to the state government for investigation of sexual violence cases in line with national and international laws. The application moved by Natasha Rather, on behalf of Support Group for Justice for Kunan Poshpora […]

Treat porters equal to army soldiers in compensation: SHRC to govt

Treat porters equal to army soldiers in compensation: SHRC to govt

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has recommended that the state government frame a scheme for providing compensation to family members of porters who work with Army and die in the line of duty, on par with the soldiers, a spokesperson of the rights panel said. “It is unfortunate that a […]

Publish photos in newspapers of Handwara massacre’s ‘untraced’ victims: SHRC

Publish photos in newspapers of Handwara massacre’s ‘untraced’ victims: SHRC

Srinagar: The State Human Rights commission (SHRC) has directed the Handwara district administration to publish, in local newspapers, names and photographs of the four “untraced persons” who were killed in Handwara by government forces on October 1, 1990, so that their kin can identify them. Bodies of four persons, namely Ghulam Rasool Malik, Ghulam Rasool […]

SHRC issues warrant against SP Ganderbal

SHRC issues warrant against SP Ganderbal

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has issued a bailable warrant against SP Ganderbal for failing to appear before the commission to explain the custodial killing of one Kangan resident in 2003. The SHRC in its previous order had directed SP Ganderbal to remain present before commission on February 15 to explain a report […]

SHRC calls for police, DC report on Saima Wani’s killing

SHRC calls for police, DC report on Saima Wani’s killing

The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Tuesday issued notice to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shopian and the Deputy Commissioner Shopian to file a detailed compliance report on how a teenage girl, namely Saima Wani, died during an encounter

Toothless SHRC gets fresh petition in human shield case

Toothless SHRC gets fresh petition in human shield case

Srinagar: A fresh application was moved before the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Wednesday to charge and prosecute Major Leetul Gogoi for using a civilian as human shield in Budgam on April 9 last year. The application was moved by human rights defender Ahsan Untoo, who stated before the commission that eleven months had […]

Social media gag challenged in SHRC

Social media gag challenged in SHRC

Srinagar: A fresh petition was filed Thursday at the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) challenging the government order SRO-525 that forbids government employees from engaging in “criminal, dishonest, immoral or disgraceful conduct on social media which may be prejudicial to government”. The petition was filed by Ahsan Untoo, Chairman IFJ&HR. It argued that SRO-525 is […]

SHRC seeks report on Kupwara civilian killing

SHRC seeks report on Kupwara civilian killing

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Wednesday issued notice to the Deputy Commissioner and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kupwara to file a compliance report about the circumstances leading to death of civilian Asif Iqbal. The slain was killed in army firing on Saturday night last week. The commission directed the authorities to […]

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