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HRC 41 Side Event: Kashmir – A Permanent State of Exception
26 June 2019 4:06 pm

India: Ensure credible and prompt investigation into the murder of journalist Shujaat Bukhari in Kashmir
20 June 2018 4:13 pm

(Kathmandu/Bangkok, 20 June 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is deeply anguished over the murder of Shujaat Bukhari, editor of the newspaper ‘Rising Kashmir‘, on 14 June outside his office in Central Srinagar. He, along with two of his bodyguards, was shot dead by unknown gunmen. Bukhari was a prominent [ Read more ]

HRC38: Oral Statement on Extrajudicial Killings and Enforced Disappearances in Kashmir
11:58 am

38thRegular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: General Debate on the Oral Update of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Oral Statement Delivered by Joëlle Kleinon on behalf of World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), and International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) Tuesday, 19 [ Read more ]

India: Protect photojournalist Masrat Zahra against online harassment and intimidation in Jammu and Kashmir
23 May 2018 12:51 pm

(Kathmandu, 23 May 2018) -The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is deeply concerned over the harassment, intimidation and threat against Masrat Zahra, a female photojournalist from Srinagar city, Jammu and Kashmir state. She has been subjected to online vilification after a photograph of her covering an operation by armed security personnel in Kachdoora, [ Read more ]