Justice Delayed, Justice Denied: Another horror story of rape and intimidation

Justice Delayed, Justice Denied: Another horror story of rape and intimidation

For almost three months, a minor girl was drugged, raped and forced to be part of a sex racket. She has alleged that a Jammu cop and PDP MLA were party to the crime. The police is yet to file...
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How Kashmir’s women view the youth taking to guns

How Kashmir’s women view the youth taking to guns

  In times of war, they say, truth becomes the first casualty. To say that women become the second-biggest casualty in a conflict zone like Kashmir will be an understatement. Catch looks at the many ways in which the conflict is impacting...
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Govt evicts 25 ex-MPs, MLAs, others from ‘illegally’ occupied quarters

Govt evicts 25 ex-MPs, MLAs, others from ‘illegally’ occupied quarters

The State government has evicted 25 former legislators and parliamentarians from the official quarters “illegally” occupied by them, while the eviction notices have been sent to 32 other political persons mostly former MLAs and ministers. The official docu...
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Expedite sanction for prosecution of accused CRPF personnel in Khanyar Massacre: SHRC to Govt

Expedite sanction for prosecution of accused CRPF personnel in Khanyar Massacre: SHRC to Govt

The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has asked the government to expedite sanction for prosecution of the accused CRPF personnel for opening fire on a procession in Khanyar area in Downtown on 8 May 1991, killing 28 people. The accused...
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Hope Beats Hate:Kathua rape-murder case petition biggest-ever Indian petition on Change.org

Hope Beats Hate:Kathua rape-murder case petition biggest-ever Indian petition on Change.org

A Change.org petition started by a group of women from Jammu and Kashmir on the Kathua rape case has mobilised the support of over 15 lakh Indian citizens and has become the biggest ever Change.org petition in India. The petition...
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Kashmir’s indifference bigger threat to Gujjar Bakarwals than Jammu’s Xenophobia

Kashmir’s indifference bigger threat to Gujjar Bakarwals than Jammu’s Xenophobia

Masud Choudhary, founding VC of Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, describes the irony of how Bakarwals, whose people have repeatedly made great sacrifices for India, are now conveniently being branded as ‘anti-nationals’. In January, when local ...
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Amid rising demand for alcohol ban in J&K, sales grow 13%

Amid rising demand for alcohol ban in J&K, sales grow 13%

Raising alarm bells in Kashmir society, liquor sales in J&K have increased by 13 percent in last five years to 5.65 crore bottles in 2016-17. While the people in general are dismayed over the rising consumption of alcohol, as it...
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Had State acted on Kunan-Poshpora, Kathua wouldn’t have happened

Had State acted on Kunan-Poshpora, Kathua wouldn’t have happened

The rape and murder of an 8-year old nomadic girl in Kathua has reopened the wounds of the survivors of the Kunan-Poshpora mass rape of 1991, who came all the way down from their small hamlet to show solidarity with...
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Bar Council to probe lawyer’s ‘Misconduct’ in Kathua rape & Murder case

Bar Council to probe lawyer’s ‘Misconduct’ in Kathua rape & Murder case

The Bar Council of India (BCI) on Sunday decided to probe the “misconduct” on part of lawyers in connection with the Kathua rape and murder case on a day Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti accepted the resignations of two...
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Kathua Rape & Murder triggers political row, BJP asks Cong to sack its JK chief

Kathua Rape & Murder triggers political row, BJP asks Cong to sack its JK chief

The BJP on Sunday demanded the sacking of state Congress chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir, claiming that he was seen in a video terming the police probe in the Kathua rape-and-murder case motivated and defending the public protests against it. Citing...
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