Islamabad: In special reference to the occupied Kashmir, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression David Kaye has criticised India for expanding the scope of its censorship tools and efforts, at the expense of individual rights to freedom of expression, access to information, freedom of association and other fundamental human rights.
Archives for December 2018
[RABIA NOOR] In yet another violation of Juvenile Justice Act, a young boy has been slapped with Public Safety Act (PSA) for allegedly organising anti-state demonstrations in 2016 when he was a minor. Hailing from Rampora Qaimoh Kulgam, Khalid Nazir Wagay has been serving detention for past more than a year on the charges of […]
“29 Kashmiris including 6 boys killed in December alone” Srinagar: In disputed Jammu and Kashmir, Indian troops killed 375 Kashmiris including 10 women and 35 young boys during the year 2018.
“The family members had alleged that army men in the dead of night put the sheaves of hay grass around their house and then set it on fire while they were asleep.” Shopian: 2018 was marked by vandalism and abductions, with both government forces and militants exacting revenge on each other. While the forces raided […]
“60 shot dead near encounter site” The year 2018 saw a surge in the encounters resulting in death of 250 militants, highest ever since 2007. What added to the already volatile atmosphere was the killing of 144 civilians during the year, 60 of whom were shot dead by government forces while they tried to save […]
Srinagar: A 10-year old kid, an expecting mother, a journalist, two-mentally challenged men, a 14-year-old-militant, three-militants holding doctorate degrees were among the dead in 2018, which has been the deadliest year in a decade in Kashmir.
Srinagar: Thousands of people attended the funeral prayers of the freedom fighter youth in their ancestral villages in Pulwama district. Four fighters were killed by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Rajpora area of the district, yesterday. Multiple rounds of funerals were held for the martyred youth as a sea of people […]
“Facebook has been accused of temporarily or permanently disabling posts, mostly of journalists and activists, in the past” Social media giant Facebook has told its moderators who are tasked with “spelling out what is forbidden” to “look out for” the phrase “Free Kashmir”, a media report said.
Kulgam: Where it was a moment of joy and celebration for parents whose children cleared class 10th examination on Saturday, there was pain and despair for Bhat family in Balsoo village of Yaripora in southern Kashmiri Kulgam district, who have lost their son even before he could be a matriculate.
Srinagar: Four freedom fighters were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the Indian forces in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, reports said. According to police, the forces surrounded Hajin Payeen village after receiving information about the presence of militants there. “As the cordon was tightened, the militants who were hiding opened fire. That triggered an […]