October 12, 2014
by William Helbling
The Pakistan Government on Sunday wrote a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pleading for assistance in border protection after at least 14 people were shot and killed near Kashmir. Pakistan has accused India of deliberately violating the established ceasefire by allowing cross border ...[read more]
January 17, 2012
by Max Slater
An Algerian court on Monday sentenced former Guantanamo Bay detainee Abdul Aziz Naji to three years in prison for his participation in a foreign extremist group affiliated with al Qaeda. The sentence was less than the 10 years in prison and USD $6,330 fine sought by the prosecution. Naji was ...[read more]
December 2, 2011
by Brandon Gatto
Lawyers in Indian-administered Kashmir on Thursday called a one-day strike to demand the revocation of what they consider to be harsh emergency laws within their revolt-ridden region. The laws, the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and the Disturbed Areas Act (DAA), were introduced in India ...[read more]
October 30, 2011
by Ashley Hileman
An anonymous official in India-controlled Kashmir reported Saturday that amendments to the Public Safety Act (PSA) have been approved. Prior to amendment, the law treated youth 16 years and older as adults, allowing them to be arrested. Now, no one under the age of 18 will be detained for ...[read more]
September 28, 2011
by Jennie Ryan
Kashmir's Chief Minister Omar Abdullah announced on Tuesday that officials will carry out DNA tests on the thousands of bodies recently uncovered in unmarked graves in the country's northern region. Abdullah called for families of missing persons to provide DNA samples for testing. The ...[read more]
March 21, 2011
by Sarah Paulsworth
Hundreds of people are being held without charge or trial in India's northernmost state Kashmir and Jammu, according to a report released by Amnesty International (AI) on Monday. AI reports that India's Public Safety Act (PSA) is being used to detain people despite the absence of sufficient ...[read more]
December 4, 2008
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Contributing Editor Ali Khan of Washburn University School of Law says that the recent Mumbai massacre allegedly carried out by a militant organization fighting for liberation of Indian-occupied Kashmir is a sad reminder that the long-simmering dispute is the tinderbox of South Asia... ...[read more]
August 3, 2007
by Michael Sung
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday ordered the release on bail of jailed opposition leader Javed Hashmi pending his appeal of his 2004 conviction for allegedly inciting mutiny in the armed forces, forgery and defamation by circulating an unsigned letter allegedly written by army officers ...[read more]
July 24, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
Indian authorities on Sunday arrested a fourth suspect in the July 11 Mumbai train bombings that killed over 180 people. Authorities arrested Dr. Tanyir Ansari late Sunday after several days of questioning in connection to the bombings. The Press Trust of India reports that Ansari is an alleged ...[read more]
July 14, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
Indian officials have named three suspects in Tuesday's Mumbai train bombings that killed some 180 people in seven different coordinated blasts after authorities detained 350 people for questioning Thursday. The suspects- Sayyad Zabiuddin and Zulfeqar Fayyaz named Thursday and a third man ...[read more]

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