Tensions remain high after killing of civilians ‘used as human shields’

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Tensions in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK )remain on a knife edge after Indian troops martyred four civilians this week, with families saying the encounter was staged and that police used innocent civilians as a human shield.

The families of three of the men, however, have accused Indian forces of cold-blooded murder and the case has sent ripples of outrage across. India’s regional official has called an inquiry into the killing.

Thousands of people, including civilians, have been killed in the occupied territory. Human rights groups say that the Indian forces, which operate with impunity, are committing rights violations including rape, torture and staged encounters.—KMS

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