Torture in Kashmir: Human Rights Groups Seek UN Probe in Hundreds of Cases

In the first report on torture, a Kashmir based human rights group has found that 70% of torture victims are civilians and 11% die during or after the torture. Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) and the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) released the first comprehensive report on torture in Jammu and […]

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Kashmiri Journalists Continue to Work on Razor’s Edge

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Shopian: Five photojournalists were hit by pellets while covering a gun battle between Militants and Indian forces in the Shopian region on 22nd January 2019. The injured included Hindustan Times photojournalist Waseem Andrabi, Rising Kashmir‘s Nisar ul Haq, Mir Burhan of Asia News Network, Junaid Gulzar and Kaiser both […]

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Enforced Disappearances: The Fight for Justice

Video by: Basharat Amin | Article by: Grace Jolliffe Manzoor Ahmad Dar and Bilal Ahmad Sheikh were allegedly picked up by the Indian army on 30 March 1997. “They were coming back home from work and they were detained.  We also went to the army camp, but they did not allow us,” says Rehmet Begum, […]

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Sopore Massacre | Survivors Recount the Horrors of 6 January, 1993

Video By: Basharat Amin Article By: Nusrat Ali Kashmir and its history is replete with intimate massacres. These massacres were not only witnessed after the birth of nation-states who drafted the independent nation into disputed territory but were also witnessed during Mughal rule, Afghan rule, Sikh as well as in Dogra rule. The Indian Army is […]

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The Struggle of 86-Year-old Man for His Two Disappeared Sons

Video By: Nadiya Shafi Article By: Nusrat Ali In connection with Indian Airlines plane hijacking around 27 Kashmiri youth working in Nepal were taken into custody by Nepal Police on the instruction of Indian authorities during a raid on the intervening night of 27th -28th August 2000. Among these were Abdul Ahad Rah’s two sons, […]

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The Bijbehara Massacre – Narrated by Survivors

Video By: Rayees Ahmed Article By: Sajad Rasool On 22nd October 1993, 43 civilians were shot dead by Indian forces (Border Security Forces) in Bijbehara town of Kashmir. After the Friday prayers, people took to the streets to protest the continued siege of Hazratbal shrine Srinagar which was led by Indian forces. The shrine was […]

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One Year On – This Kashmiri Man Still Remains ‘Disappeared’

Video By: Pir Azhar | Article By: Nusrat Ali One year  back when world was observing International Day of Disappeared , the next day in Kashmir two young men, Manzoor Ahmad Khan and Nasrullah Ahmad Khan, both from Kakad Pati in Devar, Kupwara allegedly disappeared into an Army camp in the hills as per their […]

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Kamran Yousuf, A Rising Photojournalist Learns He’s Been Arrested By NIA While Watching News

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Kamran Yousuf is a freelance Kashmiri photojournalist. He was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), India’s federal anti-terror organization, on 5 September 2017 and has been in police custody since. Kamran has been alleged of anti-national activities and a kingpin to lead anti-India protests and […]

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Bijbehara Massacre: As Narrated by a Survivor

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Nusrat Ali On 22 October, 1993, around 51 civilians were shot dead by the Indian armed forces after protest broke out at Bijbehara against the siege of Hazratbal Shrine (located in Srinagar). Dr Riyaz Ahmed Ganie was 13 years old boy – who also was caught in the […]

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12 YO Orphan Boy, Blinded in One Eye By Pellets.

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Nusrat Ali 12 year old, Imitiaz Ahmad Thokar, an orphan was blinded in one eye when pellets were shot at him by paramilitary forces in Meemandar village of Shopian. It was 27th of May this year when he was hit by pellets in both of his eyes and […]

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