Civilians under international humanitarian law are "persons who are not members of the armed forces" and are not "combatants if they [do not] carry arms openly and respect the laws and customs of war". It is slightly different from a non-combatant, as some non-combatants are not civilians. Civilians in the territories of a party to an armed conflict are entitled to certain privileges under the customary laws of war and international treaties such as the Fourth Geneva Convention. The privileges that they enjoy under international law depends on whether the conflict is an internal one or an international one.
A civilian was shot dead while another suffered critical gunshot injuries as two terror attacks within a gap of a few hours rocked different localities in Srinagar city on Saturday evening. Around.. IndiaTimes - Published
A 45-year-old civilian was injured in heavy overnight mortar shelling by Pakistan Rangers along the International Border (IB) in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Tuesday. IndiaTimes - Published
As of now, more than 20 people injured have been injured during the violent protests at Jaffrabad and are being treated at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital. They are admitted in the casualty ward with serious.. DNA - Published