Amnesty International urged India to ensure a prompt investigation of extrajudicial killing in IIOJK


In its press release, Amnesty International India urged the Indian authorities to ensure a prompt, independent/impartial investigation into the recent extrajudicial killings of civilians by armed groups in Kashmir. The killings of people belonging to the minority Hindu community add to long-standing violence against civilians that has been on the rise since India unilaterally revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special autonomy on August 5, 2019. Amnesty International India Board Chairman Akar Patel said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir are suffering from serious human rights violations and abuses by both the state and non-state actors. The utter impunity with which the human rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir are being systematically ignored by the Indian authorities if we are to meet the rights of the victims and help ensure that of such abuses against citizens If not repeated, it should be terminated. Indian security forces personnel have historically committed many serious human rights violations, including torture, rape and extrajudicial executions - with impunity. The failure to address these abuses has violated victims' rights to justice and redress, enshrined in the Constitution of India and international human rights law. RSS goons have killed 19 civilians so far in 2022 out of which 7 belonged to the Hindu minority community only to spread communal riots in the Occupied Valley and for political gain. "Since 2019, Indian authorities have 'counter-terrorism' Collective punishment measures have been implemented against the Kashmiri population under the guise of the measures of But the recent spate of targeting civilians raises more questions about the government's actions, including a harsh crackdown on peaceful protests in the Valley, including the recent one by Kashmiri Pandits who were lathicharged and teargassed. Shells were fired. The continued crackdown on politicians, journalists, human rights activists and even the closure of the State Human Rights Commission has further stifled independent voices and left the people of Kashmir without adequate treatment, Akar Patel added. . Since the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status in 2019, Indian authorities have arrested many human rights defenders, including journalists and activists, under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, India's primary anti-terrorism law. At least, 36 journalists have so far been subjected to interrogations, raids, Have experienced threats or physical assault. According to Access Now, people in Jammu and Kashmir faced at least 85 internet shutdowns in 2021, the highest in the world. These shutdowns were implemented for prolonged periods and in violation of India's Supreme Court which held that internet shutdowns must meet the test of necessity and proportionality. The Indian government's historic failure to protect the Kashmiri people will continue to perpetuate this endless cycle of abuse and impunity. So far, 36 journalists have faced interrogation, raids, threats or physical attacks for their reporting. According to Access Now, people in Jammu and Kashmir faced at least 85 internet shutdowns in 2021, the highest in the world. These shutdowns were enforced for long periods of time and in defiance of the Supreme Court of India which held that internet shutdowns require and must meet the proportionality tests. The Indian government's historic failure to protect the Kashmiri people will continue to perpetuate this endless cycle of abuse and impunity. So far, 36 journalists have faced interrogation, raids, threats or physical attacks for their reporting. According to Access Now, people in Jammu and Kashmir faced at least 85 internet shutdowns in 2021, the highest in the world. These shutdowns were implemented for prolonged periods and in defiance of India's Supreme Court which held that internet shutdowns must meet the tests of necessity and proportionality. The Indian government's historic failure to protect the Kashmiri people will continue to perpetuate this endless cycle of abuse and impunity. These shutdowns were enforced for long periods of time and in defiance of the Supreme Court of India which held that internet shutdowns require and must meet the proportionality tests. The Indian government's historic failure to protect the Kashmiri people will continue to perpetuate this endless cycle of abuse and impunity. These shutdowns were implemented for prolonged periods and in defiance of India's Supreme Court which held that internet shutdowns must meet the tests of necessity and proportionality. The Indian government's historic failure to protect the Kashmiri people will continue to perpetuate this endless cycle of abuse and impunity.