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URGENT ACTION: Four protestors killed for the desecration of Quran and the beating of a local religious preacher in Jammu & Kashmir

18 July 2013

Four protestors killed for the desecration of Quran and the beating of a local religious preacher in Jammu & Kashmir Indian paramilitary forces fired at protestors resulting in four people killed and around forty members of the protestors wounded. The protest took place in the district Ramban. The reason for the protest was due to the desecration of the Quran and the beating of a local Imam, Molvi Shabir Ahmed.…

URGENT ACTION: Two Kashmiri youth were killed on Sunday in village Markundal-Sumbal of Bandipora district, Indian-Held Kashmir

01 July 2013

Irfan Ahmad Ganaie and Irshad Ahmad Dar, both residents of Markundal village in Sumbal area, who were killed in army firing in early hours of June 30 in Bandipora district in Kashmir Valley triggering furious protests all over Indian-Held Kashmir. Irfan Ahmed Ganie (19) and Irshad Ahmed Dar (25), both residents of Markundal village in Sumbal were killed on June 30 by Army officers. Irfan Ahmed Ganie death has been…

URGENT ACTION: Youth Dies in Custody in Kashmir, Leadership Under House Arrest

29 March 2013

Bilal Ahmad Dar, aged 37, who was allegedly picked up by Indian police on 25 March 2013 and found dead near a railway track in Anantnag district headquarters of south Indian Held Kashmir. International Council for Human Rights is concerned that Bilal Ahmad Dar may have died as a result of torture or ill-treatment in police custody. Police claimed that Dar was not arrested by them. However, many other sources…

URGENT ACTION: Woman dies during raid in Indian Held Kashmir

18 February 2013

Nazeera Akhtar, a 55-year-old woman died when infamous armed personnel of Indian Special Task Force harassed a family during house raid in Kulgam village, Indian Held Kashmir. Indian Police said Nazeera Akhtar suffered a cardiac arrest at her house in Cheddar, as she opened the door for a raiding party of 4 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operations Group of the police. However, local residents say that Akhtar was slapped in…

URGENT ACTION: Palestinian cartoonist facing indefinite detention

17 February 2013

Palestinian cartoonist and writer Mohammed Sabaana is being held as an administrative detainee, which allows the Israeli authorities to detain him indefinitely without charge and denies him any real opportunity to challenge the detention order. The legal basis for Israel's use of Administrative Detention is the British Mandate 1945 Law on Authority in States of Emergency' as amended in 1979. International Council for Human Rights - Palestine Project, is profoundly…

URGENT ACTION: 15 year old still detained in Kashmir

25 January 2013

Fifteen-year Umar Farooq Shaikh, a student in Jammu & Kashmir, northern India, has been in detention for almost a year under the Public Safety Act (PSA). This is despite a recent amendment to the legislation which makes it illegal for anyone under 18 years old to be detained under the act. Umar Farooq Shaikh ’s family said that on 3 February he was taken to the Zukura police station and…

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