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Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society JKCCS, the organisation founded by Rafto Laureate 2017 Parvez Imroz, was honoured with the 23rd Tji Hak-soon Justice and Peace Prize. The prestigious South Korean award is given to grassroots human rights groups who have shown commitment to protection of human rights and work for justice and peace. “The Rafto Foundation for Human Rights is very pleased to hear that JKCCS is recognized with this award in a…

Jammu: At least 168 Rohingyas have been sent to jail after they were found living illegally in the city, officials said on Sunday. The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Saturday had began a drive to collect biometric and other details of Rohingyas staying here. The drive is part of an exercise to trace foreigners living in the city without valid documents. “At least 168 illegal immigrant Rohingyas have been sent to Hiranagar jail,” a senior…

All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has expressed strong resentment that after announcing the release of it’s chairman and Mirwaiz e Kashmir Molvi Umar Farooq from twenty month long house detention since August 2019, “Government authorities went back on their decision”. APHC said that late last night police officials visited the Mirwaiz’s residence to convey to him that he continues to be under house arrest, and will not be allowed to go to Jama Masjid for…

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has quashed the detention of a North Kashmir youth under Public Safety Act. Omar Akbar Mir son of Ghulam Muhammad Mir, a resident of Brat Kalan Sopore had been arrested by police in Sopore a month after the abrogation of Special Status of Jammu and Kashmir in 2019 on charges of stone-pelting and was lodged at police station Bomai. He was shifted to Bhaderwah Jail after PSA was slapped…

‘No interest in your phones; forces only want to see apps that are anti-nation’ ‘Phones of civilians shouldn’t be retained for more than 20 minutes’ Srinagar: In an interaction that took place between the Army and Kashmiri youths at Town Hall Pulwama on Sunday, one of the Kashmiri youths asked why the army is “destroying the houses during the encounters and why the police are punishing locals if they want to rebuild the house of…

Recently a Belgian arms manufacturer walked out of a deal to supply arms to India’s army amid concerns that the weapons would be used in Jammu and Kashmir. German arms manufacturer Heckler and Koch, whose MP5 submachine guns have been part of the armoury of the National Security Guards (NSG) and Marine Commando (Marcos) units, has withdrawn from the Indian market saying it lacked approval from the German government, Telegraph India reported. Germany’s small arms…

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday accused the Indian government of adopting laws and policies that “systematically discriminate against Muslims and stigmatize critics of the government.” HRW’s report came days ahead 23rd of February, which marks the first anniversary of the violence in New Delhi, where 53 people were killed, 40 of them were Muslims. “Instead of conducting a credible and impartial investigation, including into allegations that [ruling Bharatiya Janata Party] BJP leaders incited violence…

Srinagar: National Conference leader and sitting Member Parliament’s (MPs) son from North Kashmir, was Tuesday formally arrested by police under Unlawful Activities Act (ULA) for delivering ‘hate speech’ in a public rally during DDC elections. Hilal Akbar Lone, the son of MP Akbar Lone, was formally arrested from MLA hostel in Srinagar and subsequently detained at police station Hajin on Monday after he was booked by the police. A police official told News Agency Kashmir…

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday arrested the Chairman of International Forum for Justice Human Rights (IFJHRJK), Muhammad Ahsan Untoo in Kashmir Capital Srinagar. Unnamed sources told a local news agency, KDC that Untoo was lodged in Rajbagh Police Station, Srinagar. The spokesperson of the forum said in a statement that the police detained him ahead of the visit of the European Union and African envoys to Kashmir. The police authorities told Untoo, they…

Srinagar: The Government of India finally restored high speed internet in Jammu and Kashmir, which it had been denying the people for 550 days. People took to the social media to vent out their frustration on the denial, soon after the official spokesperson of government of J&K, Rohit Kansal, announced the news on twitter. The tweet said, “4G mobile internet services being restored in entire J&K.” The UT of J&K was put under the world’s…