Indian troops martyr thousands in fake encounters


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Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops have so far martyred thousands of Kashmiri youth in fake encounters and during custody in the territory.
According to a report issued by Kashmir Media Service Wednesday the Indian police and army personnel arrest innocent youth from different parts of the territory; bring them to border areas near the Line of Control and kill them in fake encounters. Killing of ten youth in Uri area, as claimed by occupational forces, yesterday, is also strongly presumed as a case of fake encounter. The KMS report says that over 7,063 people have been killed in custody since 1989. Some major fake encounters, the report said, have been Machil, Sailan-Surankot, Pathirbal and Chattergam. Many such encounters, the report said, have been documented by international human rights groups.
The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement said that under the garb of Uri episode euphoria of war like situation was being created by Indian media and politicians with the aim of putting the Kashmir dispute in cold storage.—KMS