FORGOTTEN MASSACRES: REMEMBERING THE VICTIMS OF CHOTTA BAZAR MASSACRE OF 11 JUNE 1991


A webinar “Forgotten Massacres: Remembering the Victims of Chotta Bazar Massacre of 11 June 1991 ”, was organized by Kashmir Institute of International Relations (KIIR), dated June 11, 2021, constituted of the profound panelists, i.e, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo: Chairman International Forum for Justice and Human Rights JK, Sheni Hamid: Political & Peace Strategist & Human Rights Defender, Ali Raza Syed: Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU), MEP (Member of European Parliament) Julie Ward, former MEP Shaffiq Mohammad, Lord Wajid Khan, Zaffar Ahmed Quraishi Chairman Kashmir Campaign Global, Muzamil Ayyoub Thakur, Muhammad Shehzad Khan, Rameez Mukhdoomi chief spokesman Jammu and Kashmir Young Journalist Association and Altaf Hussain Wani: Chairman KIIR.

Concept Note

Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir in the throes of the worst bloodbath and miseries since 1947. More than 237,000 Muslims were exterminated in the months of Oct-Nov 1947, which reduced the muslim population in Jammu region from 61% to 33%. This was the first genocide after World War II on such a massive scale. In the past 73 years more than 500,000 people have lost lives to Indian tyranny and state sponsored terrorism. The massacres against Muslims include: Jammu Massacre, Gawakadal Massacre, Kishtwar Massacre, Sopore Massacre, Handwara Massacre, Hawl Massacre, Zakoora and Tengpora Massacre, while this list includes dozens of entries, it is by no means complete. The murderous campaigns against Muslims by the Indian government continue to this day. On June 11, 1991, at least 28 people were killed by the CRPF’s indiscriminate firing at shopkeepers, passersby, not even sparing women and children. By the time their guns ceased to boom in the adjacent Chota Bazar locality, dozens of innocent civilians were killed in what remains one of the forgotten massacres in Kashmir’s 30-year turmoil- Chotta Bazar Massacre.