Armed Forces

Machil fake encounter: hopes belied

News reports of 27.07.2017 state that an Armed Forces Tribunal has suspended the life sentences awarded by a General Court Martial in 2014 and which were confirmed in 2015, to five army personnel for the killings of three Kashmiri civilians in April 2010, at Machil. The reason for suspension rests on presentation of ‘facts’ which have allegedly broken the chain of evidence established in the GCM. Bashir Ahmad Lone, the alleged counter-insurgent who had lured the three civilians to Kalaroos army camp, had not been examined in the Court Martial.

PUDR Condemns Award to Major Gogoi!

PUDR strongly condemns the commendation conferred on Major Leetul Gogoi by none less than the Army Chief for taking Farooq Dar hostage, tying Dar to the front of his jeep allegedly to ward off attacking stone-pelters, and then driving around for several hours to warn people that a similar fate awaited them. The incident where Dar was used as a human shield occurred in Budgam district in Kashmir  on  9th April 2017. The award has brought to pass what the Punjab CM, Capt. Amarinder Singh had vociferously advocated on 20th May.

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कश्मीरी जनता के संघर्ष के साथ एक जुटता में खड़े हों - सीडीआरओ

18 जुलाई 2016 जब बुरहन मुजफ्फर वानी मारा गया था, तब से कश्मीर घाटी में इस हत्या के खिलाफ व्यापक विरोध-प्रदर्शन होता जा रहा है। सरकार इसे रोकने के लिए विभिन्न तरीके अपना रही है। जगह-जगह बन्द व कर्फ्यु लगा रही है। अपनी सैन्य व पुलीस बलों द्वारा क्रूर दमन चला रही है। साधारण नागरिकों की मारे जाने की संख्या 90 हो गई है। पैलेट गन से जख्मी होने की संख्या 7000 है, 1000 से ज्यादा लोग अंधे हो गये हैं, जख्मी लोगों में लगभग 17000 आम नागरिक तथा 10000 सुरक्षा बलों के लोग है। 6000 लोग या तो क्रूर काला कानून (पीएसए) पब्लिक सिक्युरिटी एक्ट के तहत हिरासत में लिए गये हैं या विभिन्न इल्जाम में गिरफ्तार किये गय

Why we stand in solidarity with the Kashmiri People’s demand for the Right to Self-determination?

On 27th October 2016 several organisations in Delhi came together in protest at Jantar Mantar demanding restoration of civil liberties and democratic rights in Kashmir. People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) affirms its solidarity with the people of Kashmir who have been battling a state of siege for over 100 days. In 111 days, since July 8th, the aged, the infants, the children, the youth, women, the men—have been attacked, killed, maimed, arrested and detained by the security forces and police.

Stand in Solidarity with the People’s Struggle in Kashmir!

CDRO urges you to understand that truth has another side which must also be brought before the public. It is, therefore, Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisations stands in solidarity with the peoples of J&K in their struggle to be Free and condemns the use of Pellet Guns, killing civilians including children, blinding young girls and boys, and causing injuries to tens of thousands of people.

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