Posts Tagged ‘ JKCCS ’

‘Breaking the silence’: Report documents torture in Kashmir

May 21st, 2019 | By

Rights bodies say India uses torture as ‘instrument of control’ to quash rebellion in Indian-administered Kashmir. By Rifat Fareed Prisoners in Indian-administered Kashmir have been subjected to abuse and torture, including “water-boarding, sleep deprivation and sexualised torture”, according to a report by two rights bodies. The 560-page report released on Monday mentions solitary confinement, sleep



Kashmir group seeks UN probe into torture by India troops

May 20th, 2019 | By

By Aijaz Hussain  A prominent rights group in Indian-controlled Kashmir is advocating for the United Nations to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate what it calls the endemic use of torture by government forces who have faced a decades-long anti-India uprising in the disputed region. The Jammu-Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society on Monday released



A Never-Ending Nightmare in Kashmir

Jan 10th, 2018 | By

By Jean Drèze First-hand accounts of torture in the ‘Structures of Violence’ report are extremely disturbing. Ending human rights violations in Kashmir requires not only the repeal of draconian Acts but also respect for the law. “Like all the detained youth, I was beaten, and hung upside down. I was kept naked, tied to a



‘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.



Kashmir: A story of defiance amid grief

Aug 31st, 2016 | By

People in Indian-administered Kashmir aim their anger at security forces as death toll and eye injuries mount.  Human rights activists say the security forces enjoy impunity from prosecution [EPA] By Elizabeth Puranam Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – For Abdul Rehman Mir, the grief over the death of his son has turned to anger. He is sitting