662 Kashmiris martyred since 05 August 2019 in IIOJK

In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, killings, extrajudicial executions, arbitrary arrests, destruction of property and other grave human rights violations have witnessed a surge to an alarming proportion following Hindutva Indian government of Narendra Modi’s illegal move of repealing the special status of the territory on August 05, 2019.

A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the completion of three years to the puppet regimes illegal and unconstitutional move, today, revealed that Indian troops have martyred 662 Kashmiris including 13 women during the period. It said that senior Hurriyat leader, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, was among dozens of Kashmiris who died in the custody of Indian police. It said that at least 2,278 people were critically injured due to the use of brute force including firing of bullets, pellets and teargas shells by Indian troops, paramilitary and police personnel on peaceful demonstrators and mourners in the territory.

The report pointed out that the killings since 05 August 2019 have been higher than those in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2019. It said, most of the victims were killed in fake encounters and in custody during violent cordon and search operations in the length and breadth of the territory. It said, many youth were picked up from their houses and then eliminated after being labeled as mujahideen or over ground workers of ongoing struggle of right to self determination and Hurriyat organizations. It added that most of the arrested youth were booked by Indian forces under black laws like Public Safety Act and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).