In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their unabated acts of state terrorism, have martyred 94,877 innocent Kashmiris, including 7,099 in custody, since January 1989 till date.
A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of the World Human Rights Day, today, revealed that these killings rendered 22,862 women widowed and 107,674 children orphaned.
The report said that the troops molested or disgraced 11,036 women and damaged 108,582 residential houses and other structures. It maintained that Indian troops and police subjected at least 8,000 people to custodial disappearance in the period.
The report pointed out that during this year alone, Indian police arrested over 3066 people including minor boys, youth, students and Hurriyet leaders and activists and put them in jails. Resistance leaders including Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Aiyaz Muhammad Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Raja Merajuddin Kalwal, Shahid-ul Islam, Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karate, Mohammad Aslam Wani, businessman Zahoor Watali have been detained in Delhi’s Tihar jail, while eight hundred people including Hurriyat leaders Masarrat Aalam Butt, Aasiya Andrabi, Fahmeeda Sofi, Mir Hafeezullah, Maulana Barkati, Muhammad Yousuf Mir, Muhammad Ramzan Khan, Farooq Ahmad Tawheedi, Mohammad Yusuf Falahi, Abdul Ahad Para, Mohammad Rafiq Ganai, Hakim Showkat, Mufti Ahmed Qasmi are languishing in Kashmir’s jails. Many of these illegally detained persons have been booked under the black law, Public Safety Act.
The reports maintained that the puppet authorities had kept the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, Zafar Akbar Butt, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza were put under detention either in their houses or in jails time and again and were not allowed to carry out their political activities and they have not been allowed to offer Friday prayers.
The report said that after the extrajudicial killing of popular youth leader, Burhan Wani, on July 8, 2016, over 169 civilians have been killed and more than 20,626 injured so far due to the firing of bullets, pellets and teargas shells by Indian police and troops on peaceful protesters. The eyesight of over 2,817 youth including girls has been partially damaged due to the pellet firing by Indian forces’ personnel.
Meanwhile, Hurriyet leaders in their separate statements have appealed to the United Nations and other human rights organizations to send their teams to monitor the worst situation human rights in occupied Kashmir.—KMS