Srinagar: Women hailing from Jammu and Kashmir who choose to marry men from outside the state do not lose their residency and inheritance rights under Article 35A of the Constitution, a top legal expert said on Tuesday. The bench, in the landmark judgement on 7 Octoberheld by a majority view that the daughter of a permanent resident of Jammu and Kashmir will not lose her status as a permanent resident upon her marriage to a person from outside the state. Qadri's remarks come after the Supreme Court said earlier on Tuesday it would take an "in-chamber" decision on listing of a petition challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35A, which provides special rights and privileges to permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.
I am a woman from Kashmir who is saddened but not shocked by yet another incident of molestation of a woman; this time a medical student in Jammu Medical College. We are often told that the number of such incidents have drastically increased which is often blamed on the modern culture and waywardness. The fact is that violence against women has always been a reality but with education and economic independence, more women choose not to bear it anymore and try to voice the oppression, they live every day.
The report says that no member of the security forces deployed in the northern-most state over the past 25 years of militancy in the region has been tried for human rights violations in a civilian court. The disputed region of Kashmir has been a site of conflict between India and Pakistan since the Partition in The two countries each control parts of the territory but claim it in full and have fought three wars over it.
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The unit was established in the year to respond to grave human rights violations being committed on Kashmiris in the form of illegal detentions, custodial disappearances, torture, rape, murder, fake encounters and other similar acts of State repression. Multiple cases of torture, custodial killings, enforced disappearance have been filed on behalf of the victim families in the and in majority of the cases the courts have ordered the enquires, compensation and government job to the family members. Besides this, HRLN has been instrumental in filing the cases on socio-economic rights including education and education rights.
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British Broadcasting Corporation Home. Two Kashmiri women whose deaths sparked protests were not raped or murdered, Indian investigators have concluded. The families of the women told the court that the CBI had hushed up the case to protect the guilty.
The External Minister said it has been the consistent position of India that all outstanding issues with Pakistan can be discussed only bilaterally. US-Pakistan relations have been rocky ever since Trump assumed charge, hitting a low point last year when he suspended millions of dollars of security assistance to Islamabad due to the country's failure to clamp down on the Taliban and other militant groups operating out of Pakistani soil. At an event in the United States, Khan said Pakistan's top priority is to build good relationships with its neighbours apart from putting an end to corruption and building strong institutions.
NEW DELHI Reuters - India's main opposition Congress party made election pledges on Tuesday to halve unemployment in five years, but its promise to change a law on special powers for troops in disputed Kashmir drew criticism from the ruling party. Congress has consistently trailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party BJP in opinion polls, despite winning three key state elections late last year amid farm distress and a jobs shortage. Releasing its manifesto for a staggered general election that starts on April 11, Congress highlighted job creation, tackling farm distress and empowerment of women among its top priorities.