484 Kashmiris martyred by Indian troops since Aug 5, 2019

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, unrelenting military siege imposed by Hindutva regime of fascist Indian government since August 05, 2019, has made the life a hell and tense for the residents of the territory.

A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, today, revealed that Indian troops martyred 484 Kashmiris including top APHC leader Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and a dozen women during the period.

It said that most of the victims were killed by the troops during cordon and search operations in fake encounters and custody in the length and breadth of the territory.

The report rejected the Indian Home Ministry claims in the Rajya Sabha that 366 militants were killed, and 96 civilians and 81 Indian forces’ per-sonnel lost their lives in Kashmir since August 5, 2019 (repeal of special status of IIOJK) and No-vember 30, 2021.

It said youth are picked up from their homes and then eliminated after falsely labeled as mujahideen or over-ground workers of mujahid organizations.

The report revealed that the killings by the troops rendered 31 women widowed and 80 children or-phaned.

The report maintained that over 2,000 people were critically injured due to the use of brute force, bullets, pellets and teargas shells by Indian troops and police personnel on peaceful demonstrators in the territory.

“The troops damaged over 1047 houses and structures and molested or disgraced 118 women while over 17,000 persons including youth, human rights activists, journalists, aged woman and girls were arrested by Indian troops, police and National Investigation Agency under different black laws during house raids and over 10,500 cordon and search operations across the occupied territory in the period,” it said.

The report said that the daily life of the Kash-miris has been made miserable since New Delhi illegally abrogated special status of IIOJK on Au-gust 05, 2019.

The move, it added, was aimed at snatching away the identity of the Kashmiris through changing the Muslim-majority status into a minority.—INP

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