253 Kashmiris martyred by Indian troops during 14 months’ IIOJK siege

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Srinagar

In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, unrelenting military siege imposed by Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government on August 05, last year, continues to take a heavy toll on daily life of the Kashmiris in the territory.
A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the completion of 14 months to the military siege, today, revealed that Indian troops martyred 253 Kashmiris including 6 women during the period. It said that most of the victims were killed by the troops in fake encounters in the garb of so-called cordon and search operations. It said youth are picked up from their homes and then eliminated after falsely labeled as mujahideen or over-ground workers. It said that the killings by the troops during the past 14 months rendered 12 women widowed and 27 children orphaned.
The report maintained that at least 1,498 people were critically injured due to the use of brute force, bullets, pellets and teargas shelling by Indian troops on peaceful demonstrators in the territory. The troops damaged over 968 houses and structures and molested or disgraced 89 women and arrested 14,096 persons in the period.

The report maintained that the people of Jammu and Kashmir are the worst victims of Indian state terrorism and the miseries of the Kashmiris have increased manifold after 5th August, 2019, when Narendra Modi-led fascist government in New Delhi revoked the special status of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir and imposed military siege in the territory.
“New Delhi’s claim to be the largest democracy of the world stands exposed in IIOJK.
India is hell bent upon changing the Muslim identity of IIOJK by settling Indian Hindus in large numbers in the territory,” it added.
The report pointed out that the worst kind of Indian brutalities have failed to suppress the Kashmiris’ resolve for securing their right to self-determination and they are committed to carry on their struggle till complete success.—KMS