January 15: A Kashmiri youth Sonaullah is awarded 31 years imprisonment by the TADA/POTA court Jammu on fake charges.

January 26: In New Delhi, hundreds of students and human rights activists take to streets against the sweeping powers given to Indian army and police personnel under draconian laws in occupied Kashmir and northeastern states of India. »

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January 15: The Human Rights Watch in its 2009 annual report released in New York castigates India for ignoring calls to conduct independent investigation to determine the fate of thousands of people who have disappeared during the last two decades in occupied Kashmir. The organization points out that India is continuing to provide extra-ordinary powers to its troops and grant them immunity from prosecution. The report says that the Indian paramilitary forces are responsible for extra judicial killings, arbitrary detention, due process violations, and ill treatment in custody in Jammu and Kashmir and in Indian state of Manipur. Criticizing laws such as the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, it points out that these laws p[rovide impunity to Indian police and troops. »

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January 2: The Coordination of Democratic Rights Organizations, a federation of twenty civil liberties and democratic rights groups from across India, in a statement demands an immediate identification, prosecution and arrest of the men in uniform involved in Shopian double rape and murder incident. »

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January 04: The veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, in a letter to the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon urges him to call an immediate session of the UN Security Council and pass an additional resolution to press India to hold a plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir. »

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January 1:

A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service reveals that Indian troops in their continued acts of state terrorism have martyred 168 innocent Kashmiris including 8 women and 10 children during the year 2011. It says that of those martyred 10 have been killed in custody. These killings have rendered 34 children orphaned and 13 women widowed. »

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