Indian forces martyred over 95000 Kashmiris since January 1989

Residents cry inside a damaged house after gunfire from Indian forces at Mujgund area on the outskirts of Srinagar on December 9, 2018. Photo: AFP


Indian troops in their persistent acts of terrorism have killed about 95,238 guiltless Kashmiris in the occupied Kashmir. They also have 7,120 Kashmiris in custody since January of 1989 till date.

Research Section of Kashmir Media Service released a report on the World Human Rights Day showed that 22,894 women widowed and 107,551 children were orphaned due to these killings.
It further showed that the Indian troops harassed 11,107 women and broke 109,191 houses and other buildings during their time. The forces and police subjected at least 8,000 people to custodial disappearance in that time.

350 Kashmiris martyred in 2018 alone:

The report further revealed that during this one year, Indian military and police massacred 350 Kashmiris. These included engineering students, Hurriyat leaders and PhD scholars. Professor Dr Muhammad Rafi Butt, Dr Manan Bashir Wani, Dr Sabzar Ahmad Sofi , Dr Abdul Ahad Ganai, M-Phil student Aedimad Fayaz Mali, Muhammad Esha Fazali (24-year-old engineering graduate), Syed Oais Shafi Shah (engineering graduate ), Aasif Ahmad Malik (28-year old B-Tech engineer), THK leader Mir Hafizulla, Muslim League leader Tariq Ahmad Ganie, Hurriyat leader Mohammad Yousuf Rather alias Yousuf Nadeem and THK leader Hakim-ul-Rehman Sultani were a few of the names that were murdered. (Source: Kashmir Media)

The 2,348 people that were arrested were students, women, minor boys, youth, activists and Hurriyat leaders. Resistance leaders that were held in Tihar jail in Dehli are, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Syeda Aasiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi, Nahida Nasreen, 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, Syed Shahid Shah and Ghulam Muhammed Butt.

Dozens jailed:

Hurriyat leaders Masarrat Aalam Butt, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, Mushtaqul Islam, Maulana Barkati, Muhammad Yousuf Mir, Farooq Ahmad Tawheedi, Mohammad Yusuf Falahi, Hakim Abdu Rashid, Gulzar Ahmad Gulzar, Nisar Hussain Rather, Umar Adil Dar, Hakim Showkat, Merajudin Nada, Zahoor Ahmad, Sirajidin, Shakeel Ahmad Bakshi, Mohmmad Amin Mangloo, Abdul Ghani Butt, Ghulam Muhideen Peer, Assadullah Parray, Fehrooz Ahmad Khan and 500 other people are suffering in jails across Kashmir and also in India, under the Public Safety Act.

The puppet authorities kept Syed Ali Gilani (All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Zafar Akbar Butt, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, Hilal Ahmad War and Bilal Ahmad Siddiqi in custody at their houses or jails, from time to time. It was prohibited for them to take part in their political activities and were not allowed to address public meetings and offer Friday prayers either, said the report.

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It further showed that since Burhan Wani, a popular leader for the youth, was martyred on 8th July, 2016, more than 846 people have been killed and 25,909 injured due to the firing of pellets, PAVA, teargas and bullets by the Indian military on protesters and grievers.

2,830 young people had their eyes effected partly because of the pellet firing. The Hurriyat leaders have appealed to many human rights organizations and the United Nations to send their teams to witness the violation of human rights in the occupied Kashmir.

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