Indian troops intensify CASOs, reign of terror in IIOJK


In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian troops, police and dreaded agencies have intensified the reign of terror by stepping up their cordon and search operations and house raids to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing freedom movement.

Indian military, paramilitary and police personnel have increased their search operations and house raids in the name of security measures ahead of Hindu pilgrimage, the Amarnath Yatra, commencing later this month. The residents of many areas of Srinagar, Badgam, Ganderbal, Islamabad, Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Jammu, Ramban, Kathua, Doda, Kishtwar and other districts told the media that the Indian forces’ personnel have made their life a living hell. They said that during the operations and house raids, Indian troops and policemen barge into their houses, harass the inmates including women and even vandalize the household goods.

Meanwhile, the sleuths of India’s dreaded National Investigation Agency carried out house raids at multiple locations in the Kashmir Valley and in Kathua district of Jammu region, subjecting the inmates to severe harassment and intimidation.

The Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, headed by illegally detained Shabbir Ahmad Shah, in a statement issued in Srinagar expressed serious concern over the unabated killing of Kashmiri youth by Indian troops during fake encounters in the territory. It said that systematic killing of the Kashmiris by the troops was a part of the Narendra Modi-led Indian government’s policy to alter demography of IIOJK.

On the other hand, in order to hoodwink the international community about the ground situation and give credence to its false claims of normalcy in IIOJK, the Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government is planning to host the 2023 summit of G20, an influential group of the world’s major economies, in the territory. The Indian authorities have constituted a five-member high-level committee for overall coordination of the meetings. India will hold the G20 presidency from December 1, 2022, and plans to convene the G20 leaders’ summit in 2023 for the first time.

A report by the Forum for Human Rights, a group of concerned citizens of India, says that revocation of Article 370 has contributed to the structural and social changes that have perhaps been most keenly felt by children in IIOJK. In its Special Report 2022, the Forum comprising judges, activists and lawyers says that the Kashmiri teenagers continue to be harassed, picked up for questioning and are illegally detained, in complete violation of the Juvenile Justice Act. It notes that children as young as 18 months old have become victims of the weapons used by Indian forces’ personnel to disperse the protesters in IIOJK.

In Geneva, member of the APHC delegation attending the ongoing 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Hassan Al-Bana, met the German Ambassador to the United Nations, Katherine Stasch, and apprised her of the grave human rights violations being perpetrated by Indian troops in IIOJK.—KMS


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