Archive for November 2017

‘We have completely failed to show the truth in Kashmir’: 2017 Rafto Prize winner

Nov 30th, 2017 | By

Irfan Mehraj Interview: The 2017 winner of the Rafto Prize for human rights spoke with The New Arab about his thoughts on the long-running Kashmir dispute. Parvez Imroz is a well-known human rights lawyer and activist at the Jammu-Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCSS) and the 2017 recipient of Norway’s prestigious Rafto Prize for human rights.

Ordeal of Kashmiri prisoners: ‘Forced to drink urine, eat human waste’

Nov 29th, 2017 | By

The families of Kashmiri prisoners languishing in Delhi’s Tihar jail are worried over their safety as reports and pictures of thrashing of several inmates went viral on social media. Even as chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti, spoke to Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and expressed concern over the “alleged harassment and manhandling of some Kashmiri inmates”