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What prevents India from ratifying Convention against Torture (CAT)?

What prevents India from ratifying Convention against Torture (CAT)?

Nasir Qadri Rizwan Asad Pandit, a 28-year-old school principal, was last year detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) -detention without trial- for having affiliation with socio-religious-organization Jama’at-e-Islami (JeI) in Jammu and Kashmir, claims family.¹ His detention was rendered illegal by the state High Court and directed his immediate release. Instead of releasing him, Zulkarnain, his […]

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Internationalisation of Kashmir issue

Internationalisation of Kashmir issue

Umair Pervez Khan Pulwama attack on 14th February of this year brought Pakistan and India, two nuclear states on the brink of war. LOC faced high tension for at least two weeks and civilians on both sides were the main victims of the skirmishes between two nuclear states. India didn’t only violate LOC but also […]

 Waseem Dar

Photostory: The bloodied Sunday in Kulgam

Photostory: The bloodied Sunday in Kulgam

Laroo, a village in volatile Kulgam district in South Kashmir witnessed affecting scenes portraying a deep loss and melancholy. On 21st October 2018, Sunday morning ten people lost their lives including seven civilians and three armed fighters. On 20th of October 2018, Indian troops had laid down a midnight cordon around a dozen houses in […]

 Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai

The UN Report on Kashmir: Reassuring Development

The UN Report on Kashmir: Reassuring Development

The United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (UNHCHR) has issued its “Report on the Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir.” The report contains graphic documentation of human rights violations being committed by the Indian military and paramilitary forces in Indian administered Kashmir. This is a significant step towards greater international recognition of the serious […]

 Mudasir Nazar

Twitterati condemn Shujaat Bukhari’s killing

Twitterati condemn Shujaat Bukhari’s killing

Netizens across the globe condemn Shujaat Bukhari’s killing, Twitter and Facebook flooded with #ShujaatBukhari. Soon after the news of him being shot at came in, Editor-in-chief of English daily Rising Kashmir and its sister publications Urdu daily, Buland Kashmir and Kashmiri daily, Sangarmal; senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari became a hot topic on social media. Twitter witnessed […]

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Mothers of Disappeared of Kashmir Ask for Justice

Mothers of Disappeared of Kashmir Ask for Justice

Ashraf Lone I was recently talking to a mother, who is still waiting for his son’s return. Although she was not wailing, but her moist eyes were saying it all. The pain and agony was visible on his face. She has seen her son disappear before her eyes. She has tried everything, from going to […]

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Marital Rape: Even The Victims are Unaware

Marital Rape: Even The Victims are Unaware

Farzan Dar Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code criminalizes the Rape in India. It says that; “A man is said to commit ‘rape’ who, except in the case hereinafter excepted, has sexual intercourse with a woman under circumstances falling under any of the six following descriptions: — (First) — Against her will. (Secondly) —Without […]

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UN: Myanmar may be trying to expel all Rohingya

UN: Myanmar may be trying to expel all Rohingya

UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar calls for international probe into abuses against Rohingya Muslims.     Myanmar “may be trying to expel” all ethnic Rohingya from its territory, a UN rights expert says, pushing for a high-level inquiry into abuses against the Muslim minority community. Yanghee Lee, the UN special rapporteur on […]