Shopian Women

  • Watch: Activists accuse CBI of covering Shopian truth December 14, 2009

    Srinagar: In the most dramatic twist to the Shopian deaths case, the CBI has ruled that the two women whose bodies were found several months ago were neither raped nor murdered. However, activists who have been demanding justice in the Valley say they aren't convinced about the fact that the...
  • 4 policemen get bail in Shopian rape, murder case September 11, 2009

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Friday gave bail to four police officers, arrested for negligence of duty and destruction of vital evidence in the Shopian twin rape and murder case. Justice Sunil Hali asked the accused to deposit Rs 50,000 each. The police officers, including then district police chief, a...
  • Shopian rape: Judge says he never attacked victims' kin July 14, 2009

    Srinagar: The judicial commission which probed the alleged rape and murder of two women in Shopian on Sunday received flak from locals including the relatives of the victims who accused it of failing to identify the culprits and maligning them. Shakeel Ahmad Ahangar, husband of Neelofar and brother of Asiya, the...
  • Police hand in Shopian women's deaths: J-K govt July 10, 2009

    Srinagar: The commission probing the rape and murder of two women in Shopian town in south Kashmir on May 30 has recommended that the five officials suspended after the crime be booked as accused, Jammu and Kashmir Finance and Law Minister Abdul Rahim Rather said Friday. "The commission has recommended that...
  • Shopian probe for prosecution of cops, forensic official July 9, 2009

    Srinagar: The Judicial Commission which probed the rape and murder of two women in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday night submitted its final report recommending prosecution of four policemen and a forensic official on the charge of destruction of evidence, sources said. The report submitted to the Principal...
  • Exhume bodies of Shopian women in Kashmir: High Court July 4, 2009

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has ordered that no one can leave Shopian without special permission and the police must exhume the bodies of two women, who were allegedly raped and murdered in the town. The court’s order is binding on personnel of the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force...
  • Govt balm for Kashmir wounds June 12, 2009

    Srinagar: For the past 11 days, Kashmir valley has been on the boil over the alleged rape of two women in Shopian reportedly by the security forces. Sensing the situation spiraling out of control, Home Minister P Chidambram took charge and flew to the Valley, advocating strict dos and don’ts...
  • Farooq dismisses allegation on Shopian incident June 9, 2009

    New Delhi: National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday dismissed allegations that his party led-Jammu and Kashmir government was backtracking from its earlier stand that the two women who were found murdered in Shopian were not raped. "It's not a question of government backtracking (on what it earlier said). The...
  • 8 days of protests later, life back to normal in J-K June 9, 2009

    Srinagar: Normalcy returned to major towns of Kashmir Valley on Tuesday after the hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference ended its strike called to protest the alleged rape and murder of two women in Shopian. "There is no truth in the rumours that strike has been extended further," spokesperson of Hurriyat Ayaz...
  • Sixth Day: Kashmir shut over rape, murder row June 6, 2009

    Srinagar: Educational institutes, banks, government offices, shops and other businesses in the Kashmir Valley remained closed for the sixth consecutive day on Saturday as clashes between security forces and irate residents continued over the alleged rape and murder of two women last week. Life remained paralysed and roads were deserted as...
  • Srinagar protests against women's deaths for 5th day June 5, 2009

    Srinagar: Amid high drama, detained separatist leader Yasin Malik was freed from his house here by a mob before being held by the police again on Friday, even as nearly 80 people were injured on the fifth day of violent protests across the Kashmir Valley over the alleged rape and...