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Jammu and Kashmir, in Urgent Need of Child Protection, Sees Poorest Implementation of Centre’s Scheme
Jammu and Kashmir is the only state that couldn’t secure any funding for the first six years after the implementation of the Integration Child Protection Scheme in 2009.
The government believes the return of the footballer, who was emerging as militancy’s new poster boy, will lead to more surrenders as it mulls a new rehabilitation policy.
Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission had directed the state government in July to give Rs 10 lakh compensation for torture to Dar.
The first step towards reviving political dialogue and ending the rule of the gun in Kashmir is for New Delhi to announce that it is committed to restoring full autonomy within the constitution to the entire state.
Thirty-two civilians, including political workers, have been killed in South Kashmir allegedly by militants this year, the police have said.
Senior CPI (M) and J&K leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has stated that the issue may snowball as it comes at a time when a sense of alienation among the people in the Kashmir valley is growing.
The separatist leaders said that for any meaningful dialogue to take place, the government must first acknowledge that there is a dispute that has to be resolved.
The Central Information Commission has rejected an RTI plea seeking disclosure of records related to the discussions on the demand for handing over the NHPC projects.
The movement for “azadi” – which Chidambaram rightly said was more about restoring autonomy than independence – is driven by the fact that many in Jammu and Kashmir feel their political space is being constrained by New Delhi.
State refugees can be given full citizenship barring land rights, like the Chakmas in Arunachal Pradesh, without undermining J&K’s unique constitutional status in any way.
Maya Mirchandani discusses the recent appointment of Dineshwar Sharma as the point-person for the government’s Jammu and Kashmir dialogue in the eighth episode of Wide Angle with former R&AW chief A.S. Dulat.
Maya Mirchandani interviews the former Intelligence Bureau director, recently appointed point-person for the government’s Jammu and Kashmir dialogue.
Lacking piped water supply, young girls and women in rural areas of Jammu and Kashmir spend hours walking long distances to get water far from their homes and waiting for their turn at the source.
The Centre’s decision to appoint a ‘representative’ for dialogue with Kashmir comes from a position of self-inflicted weakness.
Many previous interlocutors failed because they had neither a clear-cut mandate, nor the authority to deliver anything to anyone.
The women’s militia was a consequence of the turbulence which followed the end of the British Raj in August 1947 and the independence achieved by India and Pakistan.
Pellet guns have become the first line of attack for security forces against protestors in Kashmir, its unabated use blinding hundreds in the Valley.
“Everyone knows here that he is an executive member of Hurriyat (G) and that he would sometimes address people… Is that a crime?”
The lack of private advertising, however, has made publications in Jammu and Kashmir heavily dependent on the government, the report says.
“Our sorrow is common to all of us; we have become the playthings of both countries (India and Pakistan).”
Stress, the daily threat of violence, issues their families are facing at home and long hours are pushing personnel to the brink, triggering the need for preventive measures.
The award, which honours human rights defenders, went to the two activists for their “decades of campaigning for human rights” in Jammu and Kashmir.
The group, led by former Union minister Yashwant Sinha, noted that the recent statements issued by government functionaries “hold promise for the Kashmiris”.
Farooq Ahmad Dar said for him, justice will only be served if those who tied him to an army jeep are punished.
Thousands of young men joined the Kashmir militancy in the 1990s, but those who survived see a new generation as more ‘potent and committed’ to Islamism, and more ready to die.
While making an open call for dialogue, the home minister refused to be specific on whether Hurriyat leaders will be invited for talks.
Seventeen Years On, SC Notice on Pathribal Fake Encounter Brings Little Hope of Justice to Victims’ Families
“When it comes to Kashmir, the institutions and justice system turns blind. Nobody can understand what we have gone through all these years.”
The Indian army’s higher leadership must reflect on its role as the sword arm of the republic, and have a clear vision of itself as the upholder of law.
Article 35A, added to the constitution by a presidential order in 1954, denies property rights to a woman who marries a person from outside the state.
The People’s Democratic Party, the BJP’s ally in the state, and the National Conference have spoken out strongly against the Centre’s call for ‘larger debate’ on the future of Article 35A.
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.
Worldwide, hydropower projects are running into problems and being scaled back, but India is doing the opposite in what appears to be a determination to maximise the benefits of the Indus Waters Treaty.
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 RSS leader said it does not support any kind of violence linked to cow protection and demanded action against those found guilty.
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.
It takes a special kind of nastiness to deploy victims of one tragedy as weapons against other victims, to see in two similar crimes not the common thread of justice but an opportunity to play political games.
A new report documents the ecological and social stresses caused by the rising number of pilgrims, but weakens its case by letting politics impinge on rigour
Seven pilgrims were killed and at least 32 people were injured when the bus they were traveling in was fired at.
The State Human Rights Commission stopped short of announcing action against the army, as it lacked jurisdiction.