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Human shield case: Jammu and Kashmir rights body seeks fresh report on army officer Major Leetul Gogoi's actions
After Major Leetul Gogoi used Farooq Dar as a "human shield" against stone pelters, Dar filed a plea seeking compensation from the Jammu and Kashmir government.
Major Leetul Gogoi held guilty in Srinagar hotel case: Defence personnel say officer's actions were grave offences
An army Court of Inquiry on Monday held Major Leetul Gogoi guilty of violating its laws with respect to establishing undue contact with local people.
J&K police tell court Major Leetul Gogoi faked identity on Facebook to meet Kashmiri girl, confirm she is not minor
Major Leetul Gogoi had come in the eye of the storm last year during the elections on Srinagar parliamentary seat after had tied a Kashmiri youth, Farooq Ahmad Dar, to the bonnet of a vehicle and paraded him on the streets in Budgam.
Jammu and Kashmir Police says lack of army cooperation hampering probe in cases against Major Leetul Gogoi, 53 Rashtriya Rifles
Police had filed the case of illegal confinement against Major Leetul Gogoi after a local youth Farooq Ahmad Dar was tied to the bonnet of an army vehicle and made a human shield.
Claiming that the SHRC has no jurisdiction to probe the Army's conduct, the Jammu and Kashmir government said compensation to a youth tied to a moving Army vehicle will mean condemning the Army officer without a hearing.
Jammu and Kashmir: Senior police official approached wife of JKLF-R chief in bid to bring him back into maintstream
A senior police official in Kashmir is learnt to have approached the wife of a jailed separatist asking her to convince him to join the mainstream.
Jammu and Kashmir SHRC to hear appeal against state's refusal to compensate 'human shield' Farooq Ahmad Dar
The Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) will next month hear an appeal against state government's refusal to act on the commission order awarding Rs 10-lakh compensation to Farooq Ahmad Dar, who was used as a "human shield" by an army officer earlier this year.
A court extended the judicial custody of three separatists in Jammu and Kashmir arrested on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday raided the house of a businessman considered close to Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani in Jammu.
Much of the evidence collected against Hurriyat leaders in the NIA investigation was made possible by a dossier created by the Jammu and Kashmir Police while investigation cases of burning of schools and anti-India marches in the Valley
Authorities in Kashmir on Tuesday imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar to prevent separatist-called protests against the arrest made in a terror funding case
Union minister Venkaiah Naidu on Monday rejected the Jammu and Kashmir human rights panel's directive for providing Rs 10 lakh compensation to Farooq Ahmad Dar, who was used as a "human shield" by the army during a bypoll in the state.
Kashmir human shield row: SHRC terms Major Leetul Gogoi's action illegal, demands Rs 10 lakh for Farooq Ahmad Dar
State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Monday termed the Kashmir human shield incident 'illegal' while directing the Jammu and Kashmir government to pay Rs 10 lakh to victim Farooq Ahmad Dar
Kashmir human shield row: State Human Rights Commission asks PDP-BJP govt to pay Rs 10 lakh to Farooq Ahmad Dar
State Human Rights Commission has directed Jammu and Kashmir government to pay Rs 10 lakh as compensation to Farooq Ahmad Dar, who was tied to a jeep by an army major
An independent MLA sought to move a resolution condemning Major Leetul Gogoi for using a civilian as a human shield in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly
Farooq Ahmad Dar lives with his mother in a village in the Budgam district of the valley. The by-poll for the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat was held on 9 April 2017 amidst fierce protests from civilians and heavy presence of armed personnel. Farooq got out of his home at 8 am to go cast his vote. On his way back from the polling booth he was going to visit a relative’s home. But he only returned home late that evening, traumatised and with injuries. He was one more casualty of the impunity the armed forces enjoy in Kashmir.
The NIA took the case after a sting operation, aired on a news channel, in which Khan was purportedly shown confessing to receiving money from Pakistan-based terror groups.
Kashmir crisis: Citizen group condemns award to Major Gogoi, demands speedy probe in human shield case
The Group of Concerned Citizens in Kashmir also questioned Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's "silence" on the human shield issue.
Kashmir human shield row: Politicians can't decide what army should do in 'war-like zone', says Arun Jaitley
In a "war-like zone" it is best left to the army officers to decide how to deal with the situation instead of consulting politicians, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday, referring to an Indian Army officer involved in a human shield incident in Jammu and Kashmir.
Farooq Ahmad Dar complained to SHRC that since an investigation into Major Gogoi's 'gruesome act' was underway, why did the Indian Army award him.