As we look back at the year gone by, here’s a list of people who were unfairly targeted in 2017.
Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission had directed the state government in July to give Rs 10 lakh compensation for torture to Dar.
Farooq Ahmad Dar said for him, justice will only be served if those who tied him to an army jeep are punished.
Home Ministry Admits It Has Standard Operating Procedures On ‘Human Shield’ But Doesn’t Give Details
The Centre had admitted in 2013 that a draft on such a policy was circulated to the states and armed forces.
“Our situation is complicated. Whether we are on duty, or at home, we constantly fear for the safety of our family. Terrorists have opened a front against the police force in Kashmir. At home, we are the easiest targets.”
The state human rights commission had on July 10 directed Jammu and Kashmir to pay Dar Rs 10 lakh as compensation.
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.
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.
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?
There are chilling similarities between the justifications advanced for the actions of the British Indian army in Punjab in 1919 and those being offered today in defence of the acts of the Indian army in Kashmir.
A person forced to be a human shield is transformed into a counter weapon, a target and a possible expendable body by the wagers of war.
Honour is essential to a professional army. But the top brass in Indian defence, at both the military and the ministry level, seem to have forgotten that.
Paresh Rawal’s tweet against Arundhati Roy amounts to incitement of violence, which violates the oath he took as a legislator.
“I was made a human shield as a child. I have carried this burden till now; today I feel the need to talk about it.”
Issues raised at the ninth edition of the homeland security meet included the use of AFSPA in peaceful areas and the existing gaps in the military equipment procurement policy.
For Paresh Rawal and his ilk, dissidents and other malcontents come in the way of India’s destiny of becoming a great nation
Major Leetul Gogoi was awarded the army’s ‘Commendation Card’ for his ‘sustained efforts’ in counter-insurgency operations.
Hopefully the Jadhav matter will encourage Indian policy makers to take international law and its obligations and institutions more seriously, rather than as an encumbrance or distraction.
While a BJP spokesperson distanced himself from Rawal’s comments, activists and opposition politicians have condemned his statements.
Attorney general Mukul Rohatgi defended the Indian army’s use of Farooq Ahmed Dar as a human shield in Beerwah, Kashmir, by saying that “peculiar situations require peculiar measures”.
In the thirty-sixth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses the current situation in Kashmir and Pew Research Center’s report on religious hostilities.
What happens to the idea of democracy when a man loses his autonomy, is forced to experience an animal helplessness?
Air Marshal (Retd) Anil Chopra is a member of the Armed Forces Tribunal, where courts martial are appealed. But his tweets raise questions about his impartiality.
The lowest voting percentage in almost three decades is an indication of how the space for mainstream politics in the Valley has dramatically shrunk.
The state’s monopoly of violence is accepted only if it follows the rule of law; if it doesn’t, it justifies the breaking of its monopoly by individuals, mobs and insurgents.
Reached for a response, Colonel Rajesh Kalia, the Srinagar-based spokesman of the Ministry of Defence told The Wire, “The contents of the video are being verified and investigated.”