Worrying Pattern Of Excessive Force Used Against Civilians In Kashmir
In May 2018, five civilians were killed and many injured in protests after security forces killed five militants in Shopian district of south Kashmir.
Obstruction of justice in the kathua case disgraceful
Responding to attempts by some lawyers and a Hindu group to obstruct the investigation and prosecution of the gang-rape and murder of an eight year old girl in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir, Zahoor Wani, Senior Campaigner, Amnesty International India said, “It is disgraceful that some lawyers and members of the BJP are trying to introduce religious prejudice into the investigation of this horrific crime, and block its investigation.
Responding to attempts by some lawyers and a Hindu group to obstruct the investigation and prosecution of the gang-rape and murder of an eight year old girl in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir, Zahoor Wani, Senior Campaigner, Amnesty International India said,
“It is disgraceful that some lawyers and members of the BJP are trying to introduce religious prejudice into the investigation of this horrific crime, and block its investigation.
Six Things You Should Know About Pellet Shotguns In Kashmir
From why they are being used to why they should be banned, here are six things you should know about pellet shotguns In Kashmir.
Postcard campaign calls for end to use of pellet-firing shotguns in Kashmir
Amnesty International India launches postcard campaign and online petition to #BanPelletGuns. The postcards and petition urge J&K state government to ban pellet-firing shotguns, provide reparation to those affected, and set up independent investigations into cases of deaths or serious injuries
Amnesty International India will submit signed postcards and petition to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.
Kashmir: Refusing compensation to torture survivor a heartless step
The Jammu and Kashmir government’s refusal to pay compensation to a man who was strapped to a jeep and paraded by army personnel is a callous attempt at evading its human rights obligations.
Supreme Court’s Refusal to Reopen Cases of Killings of Kashmiri Pandits Disappointing
“The Supreme Court’s decisions are a setback for justice and accountability in Jammu and Kashmir. All allegations of unlawful killings must be investigated by independent civilian authorities and those responsible brought to justice.”
Access to Justice in Jammu & Kashmir
Ending impunity for human rights abuses
Impunity for human rights abuses is a long-standing problem in Jammu and Kashmir. Abuses by security force personnel and armed groups, including unlawful killings, rape and disappearances, have often gone uninvestigated and unpunished.
Kashmir: Award for soldier suspected of torture shows disdain for human rights
The Indian Army’s decision to present an award to a soldier suspected of having a man tied to a moving military jeep in Jammu and Kashmir last month gives the impression that it condones human rights abuses,
Armed groups’ targeting of civilians in Kashmir is human rights abuse
Reports from Jammu and Kashmir of civilians being targeted by suspected members of armed groups are condemnable, said Amnesty International India today.
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