Relatives of the 2010 fake encounter victims are still in shock over the armed forces tribunal decision to suspend the sentence of the guilty officers and jawans.
The incident allegedly took place on July 31, when a Raksha Bandhan programme was organised by the CRPF troopers at a residential school in Palnar village under Kuakonda police station.
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The armed forces tribunal’s verdict to free the accused has created a fear for safety and a demand for justice among the victims’ families and villages.
Tanveer Ahmad Wani’s death, which the police and army say was in response to stone pelting, is the eighth killing in Beerwah since the 2016 uprising and has only added to the anger across Valley.
The best way to pay homage to those who lost their lives fighting in Kargil is to remember what was learnt and incorporate that in future practice – something India is yet to do.
“The Indian side admitted to entering the Chinese territory. The solution to this problem is very simple: conscientiously withdraw,” foreign minister Wang Yi was quoted saying.
M. Jagadesh Kumar will do greater service to JNU if he creates a new department for the study of war and peace rather than promoting jingoism.
It was also pointed out at the meeting that despite the Public Safety Act prohibiting the detention of minors, children had been detained under it.
The incident occurred after the army personnel, who were dressed in civilian clothing, were denied to pass a barricade point set up by the police.
The order may or may not bring closure and peace to the victims’ families, but it has renewed hope for justice in areas where the AFSPA is in force.
“If government policy changes from killing militants to arresting them, and ends monetary rewards, there will be no such encounters and no protests,” a rights activist says.
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Sajad Ahmad, who was killed in an encounter in Budgam last week, went underground on June 29, had been making regular court appearances till then.
The families gathered in Srinagar and protested under the banner of ‘Parents of Victims of 2010’.
According to a RTI, cases in J&K have seen the least amount of compensation being offered for rights violations while Assam has the most.
“The seven killed in Kashmir were only bystanders in the conflict, and we must stand up and demand an end to this politics of hatred.”
Police and paramilitary personnel have been deployed to foil separatists’ plans to hold a rally today to mark the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani.
the crash happened during a training sortie due to a “technical snag” near the Jodhpur-Jaisalmer highway. There were no casualties.
In 2013, the UK Supreme Court allowed families of soldiers who died in combat to sue the government for damages. There are good reasons for this to happen in India as well.
On several occasions, commissions have very publicly faulted army commanders and civilian leaders for their handling of military matters – a far cry from what happens in India.
In the aftermath of the encounter, one of the slain militants has been confirmed to be Bashir Lashkari a top commander in the LeT.
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Khan, who is the general secretary of SP, had reproached the “shameful violent incidents” by armed forces Kashmir, Tripura, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
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Feroz was a symbol of humanity in his village, where he promoted literacy, sports and organised picnics for children. His neighbours and friends say he was their leader, friend and guide.
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A third culprit has been identified but not yet apprehended, Jammu & Kashmir police chief S P Vaid said on Friday.
“RTI reply has been misinterpreted and the news item is contrary to facts and paints the force in a bad light.”
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The CRPF’s Rajnish Rai had filed an internal report stating that a March 30 encounter in Assam’s Chirang district was “staged”.
Having exhausted all domestic means in his quest for justice, Qalandar Khatana now wants the UN to look into allegations of gross human rights violations in J&K.
As I said in my article, the similarities in the language of justification stem not from the acts themselves but from a structural similarity between the two situations of military deployment.
Is it appropriate to seek to draw a parallel between the remarks of Gen. Rawat and Dyer? Did Dyer face a situation where for months his soldiers were being pelted with stones as a stratagem of war promoted by an outside enemy?
The encounter took place on Tuesday night at Tijit near Lappa of Mon district, nearly 340 km north of the state capital Kohima.
This village in Maharashtra has been sending soldiers to the armed forces since the First World War, and though many of the families have not received their dues from the government, the passion for the services runs deep.
A hunt has been undertaken to capture the militants behind the attack.