Posts Tagged ‘ AFSPA ’

A brutal majoritarianism in Kashmir and elsewhere

Jul 26th, 2016 | By

The upsurge of anti-Kashmiri hatred in India reveal that the impulse to identify, ostracize and eliminate various supposed enemies is increasingly licensed everywhere by popular sentiment. The Muslim-majority valley of Kashmir has been under curfew since 8 July, when Indian security forces killed a popular young separatist named Burhan Muzaffar Wani. Since then, security forces



Heroes are not pawns: Army officer’s daughter exposes pseudo nationals

Jul 18th, 2016 | By

By Donita Angela Jose ‘I love our defence force, but I’m critical about how it functions in Kashmir.’ Just to widen this nationalism versus jingoism debate. I’m the daughter of an Army officer and I would never let anybody undermine the agonies of an Army man who guards his nation by keeping his own body



Another Kashmiri Leader Martyred

Jul 18th, 2016 | By

By Sajjad Shaukat Protests erupted after Indian security forces martyred 22-year-yound Kashmir leader Burhan Wani on July 8, 2016. A new wave of Indian brutalities has set in with the martyr of an eminent leader. Despite a curfew in the Indian-held Kashmir and brutal tactics of Indian police and other security forces, demonstrations have continued.



India: Accountability still missing for human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir | Amnesty International

Jul 2nd, 2015 | By

Twenty-five years after the introduction of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Jammu and Kashmir, the law continues to feed a cycle of impunity for human rights violations, Amnesty International said in a new report published today. The report, “Denied: Failures in accountability for human rights violations by security force personnel in Jammu and



Omar’s ‘changing AFSPA stand’ indication of his failure: PDP

Jul 5th, 2013 | By

Expressing dismay at the chief minister’s disowning the case related to the killing of two youth in Markandal Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Thursday said Omar Abdullah cannot claim to be the chief minister and yet wash his hands off innocent blood spilled in the state. In a statement issued to Global News Service, PDP chief



Killings will continue with or without AFSPA: Geelani

Jul 5th, 2013 | By

Calls for peaceful protests, absentia funeral prayers after Friday prayers Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani while reiterating his appeal for peaceful demonstrations on July 5 against Markandal killing incident has called that all activities will remain suspended and business establishments closed from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. He said that during this period