High court defers Shopian murder case hearing

SRINAGAR - The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Wednesday deferred the hearing of the Shopian rape and murder case for a week following objections by the bar association to the state government’s request to have it investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

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Our tribal property being razed say Kashmiri Gujjars

JAMMU - Nomadic Gujjars in Jammu and Kashmir are anguished over what they call “devastation of our tribal properties” along the old Mughal era road, which is being developed as an alternate link between Jammu region and the Kashmir Valley.

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Omar Abdullah promises zero tolerance to rights violations

SRINAGAR - Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, in his Independence Day speech here Saturday, said his government would not tolerate human rights violations by the security forces and also apologised for the lapses in the probe into the rape and murder of two women in Shopian district.

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Seek bail from sessions court, apex court tells Shopian cops

NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court Friday directed the two police officers, arrested for allegedly destroying evidence in the Shopian rape and murder case, to approach the district sessions court for their bail, and suspended a Jammu and Kashmir High Court order that they should seek bail only from it.

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Seek bail from sessions court: Apex court to Shopian police officers

NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court Friday suspended a Jammu and Kashmir High Court order that asked two senior police officers of Shopian district to seek bail only from the high court, after their arrest for alleged involvement in destruction of evidence in a case related to rape and murder of two local women.

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Apex court stays narco-tests of Kashmir cops in rape-murder case

NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court Monday suspended a Jammu and Kashmir High Court order for narco tests of police officers involved in the rape and murder of two women in Shopian town.

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Kashmiri Pandit group seeks appointment with Clinton

NEW DELHI - Roots of Kashmir (ROK), an organisation of the Kashmiri Pandit community, has sought an appointment with visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to highlight their plight.

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Two police officers facing arrest in Kashmir move apex court

NEW DELHI - Two Jammu and Kashmir police officers facing prosecution in the rape and murder case of two women moved the Supreme Court Friday challenging a state court order that divested them of their right to approach a lower court for bail after their arrest.

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Kashmir government asked to give monetary relief to Anara Gupta

NEW DELHI - The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Thursday asked the Kashmir government to give monetary relief to former Miss Jammu Anara Gupta for the humiliation she had to face after being an accused in a pornographic CD case seven years ago.

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Court orders arrest of 4 police on charge of destroying evidence in Kashmir rape-murder case

Court orders arrest of 4 police in Kashmir murders

SRINAGAR, India — A court in Indian-run Kashmir ordered the arrest of four police officers Wednesday for allegedly destroying evidence in the rape and murder of two women that triggered violent protests last month.

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