Examples of Indian atrocities in Kashmir
“As the conflict in Kashmir enters its fourth year, central and state authorities have done little to stop the widespread practice of rape by Indian security forces in Kashmir. Indeed, when confronted with the evidence of rape, time and again the authorities have attempted to impugn the integrity of the witnesses, discredit the testimony of physicians or simply deny the charges everything except order a full inquiry and prosecute those responsible for rape”.
(Asia Watch and Physicians for Human Rights, May 09, 1993)
“Since January 1990, rape by Indian occupation forces has become more frequent. Rape most often occurs during crackdowns, cordon and search operations during which men are held for identification in parks or schoolyards while security forces search their homes. In raping them, the security forces are attempting to punish and humiliate the entire community.”
(‘Pain in Kashmir: A Crime of War’ issued jointly by Asia Watch and Physicians for Human Rights, May 09, 1993)
“By beginning TV cameras and prohibiting the presence in Kashmir of the International Red Cross and of human rights organization, the Indian authorities have tried to keep Kashmir out of the news.”
(`Kashmiri crisis at the flash point’, The Washington Times, by columnist Cord Meyer, April 23, 1993)
“(On February 23, 1991), at least 23 women were reportedly raped in their homes at gunpoint (at Kunan Poshpora in Kashmir). Some are said to have been gang-raped, others to have been raped in front of their children … The youngest victim was a girl of 13 named Misra, the oldest victim, name Jana, was aged 80?.
(Amnesty International, March 1992)
“The most common torture methods are severe beatings, sometimes while the victim is hung upside down, and electric shocks. People have also been crushed with heavy rollers, burned, stabbed with sharp instruments, and had objects such as chilies or thick sticks forced into their rectums. Sexual mutilation has been reported”.
(Amnesty International, March 1992)
“The worst outrages by the CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) have been frequent gang rapes of all women in Muslim villages, followed by the execution of the men”.
(Eric Margolis, The Ottawa Citizen, December 8, 1991)
“While army troops dragged men from their homes for questioning in the border town of Kunan Pushpura, scores of women say they were raped by soldiers….a pregnant Kashmiri woman, who was raped and kicked, gave birth to a son with a broken arm.”
(Melinda Liuin, Newsweek, June 24, 1991)
[Anthony Wood and Ron MaCullagh of the Sundav Observer (June 02, 1992) estimated that over 500 Indian army men were involved in this orgy of rape and plunder in Kunan Pushpura.]
“The security forces have entered hospitals, beaten patients, hit doctors, entered operating theaters, smashed instruments. Ambulances have been attacked, curfew passes are confiscated.”
(Asia Watch, May 1991)
“Subjugated, humiliated, tortured and killed by the 650,000-strong Indian army, the people of Kashmir have been living through sheer hell for more than a year, the result of an increasingly brutal campaign of state repression. India hides behind its carefully-crafted image of “non-violence” and presents itself in international forums as a model of democracy and Pluralism. Yet, it is unable to stand up the scrutiny of even its admirers. All journalists, especially television crews, were expelled from the Valley. With no intrusive cameras to record the brutalities of the Indian forces, the world has been kept largely in the dark.” (The Toronto Star, January 25, 1991)
“Young girls were now being raped systematically by entire (Indian) army units rather than by a single soldier as before. Girls are taken to soldier’s camps and held naked in their tents for days on end. Many never return home….Women are strung up naked from trees and their breast lacerated with knives, as the (Indian) soldiers tell them that their breast will never give milk again to a newborn militant. Women are raped in front of their husbands and children, or paraded naked through villages and beaten on the breasts.”
(The Independent, September 18, 1990)
“The [Indian] government’s disregard for human rights in Jammu and Kashmir means in practice that some 200 people reportedly died in custody in Jammu and Kashmir last year and that the whereabouts of some 500 to 600 “disappeared ” persons continue to be unknown. The arbitrary arrests of people suspected to sympathize with armed opposition groups also continues to be reported.”
From an Amnesty International press release, August 14, 1998.
“Government forces continue to commit serious violations of humanitarian law in the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir. Between 350,000 and 400,000 army and paramilitary forces are deployed in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Muslim majority population in the Kashmir Valley suffers from the repressive tactics of the security forces.
Under the Jammu and Kashmir Disturbed Areas Act, and the Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act, both passed in July 1990, security forces personnel have extraordinary powers, including authority to shoot suspected lawbreakers and those disturbing the peace, and to destroy structures suspected of harboring militants or arms.”
“Rape is used by the Indian security forces to attack Kashmiri women suspected of sympathizing with “militants.” Through rape, the security forces are aiming to punish and humiliate the entire community.”
From Human Rights Watch.
“In Singhpur village, occupation forces barged into the house of Abdul Ahad and forcibly took his wife and daughter to a military camp where they were gang-raped.”
From Kashmir Quarterly, November 8, 1997.
“Since 1990, some 700 to 800 people have “disappeared” after being arrested by police or armed or paramilitary forces. The victims have included boys and men of all ages and all professions, including businessmen, lawyers, laborers and many teachers. Almost all of them appear to be ordinary citizens picked up at random, without any connection to the armed struggle.”
From the Amnesty International report, “If they are dead, tell us – Disappearances in Jammu and Kashmir,” February 1999.
“It is virtually impossible for relatives of the ‘disappeared’ in India’s troubled northern state to trace their relatives or find redress from the institutions supposed to protect and promote human rights, including police, security forces, the courts and statutory human rights bodies,” the report argues.
From an Amnesty International press release, February 22, 1999.
“In the month of Ramadan, besides being physically tortured, Kashmiris are prevented from taking their early morning meal before starting their day of fast. They were also prevented from participating in the late evening prayers. A reign of terror was let loose in Srinagar where people were ordered out of their homes at morning mealtime.”
From the Kashmir Quarterly, January 14, 1997.
“Indian Forces killed six citizens, torched two mosques, 15 shops and seven houses in various parts of the valley. As a result, there were protest demonstrations in many cities. Troops desecrated the central Srinagar mosque and tortured worshippers whom they found inside.”
From the Kashmir Quarterly, October 12, 1997.
An excerpt from the Amnesty International report: “India: the impunity must end in Jammu and Kashmir,” 23/04/2001:
On 27 March 1996, the dead body of human rights lawyer Jalil Andrabi was found in the river Jhelum, 19 days after he had been seen taken away by military personnel. (1) His killers remain free.
On 30 March 1996, 23 members of the faction of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front led by Amanullah Khan were killed when police fired mortar shells at their office in Srinagar.(2) Their killers remain free.
On 18 September 1997, 11 people, including women and children, were killed by mortar shelling at Arin Bandipora. The killers remain free.
In January 1998, nine people, including a woman and child, were killed in Kadrana village, Doda district, when army soldiers opened fire on people protesting an earlier arrest. The killers are free.
In July 1998, 40 people, including women and children were killed in and near Surankote. The killers remain free.
On 28 June 1999, fifteen members of two Muslim families, including women and children, were shot dead at Surankote, Poonch district, by unidentified gunmen wearing army uniforms who shot two more women as they fled. The killers remain free.
On 20 March 2000, 36 Sikhs were shot dead in Chittisinghpora; on 25 March 2000, five men were unlawfully killed who were implicated in the earlier killings. On 3 April 2000, seven people demonstrating against the earlier two incidents were shot dead by police. The killers of these 48 people remain free.
On the night of 1 August 2000, at least 105 people were shot dead in several different incidents. The killers remain free.
On 15 February 2001, six people were shot dead in Haigam during protests at an earlier death in custody when security forces and/or police opened fire on them. The killers remain free.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Seventeen civilians shot dead by Indian armed forces on a single day
LIST OF 17 CIVILIANS SHOT DEAD ON SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2010 BY INDIAN SECURITY FORCES
1.Tariq Ahmad Ganai Tangmarg
2.Muddasir Ahmad Parry Tangmarg
3.Abddul Majid Kuzar of Tangmarg
4.Iqbal Ahmad Malik (Mohammed Iqbal Malla) Tangmarg
5.Ab. Qayoom Wani of Tangmarg
6.Afaq Ahmad Khan of Iqbal colony Tangmarg
7.Danish Ahmad Class 7 student of Cherar-i-shareef at Chrari Shareef
8.Ghulam Ahmad (Rasool) Tantary 50 of Humhama
9.Javed Ahmad Teli 24 at Humhama
10.Sheraz Ahmad (Nisar Ahmad) of Ajas Bandipora
11.Ajaz Ahmed Wagay 28, Kadalbal Pampore
12.Riyaz Ahmed Sheikh, Tengan, Pampore
13.Muzaffar Ahmed Mir, Pampore.
14.Policeman Davinder Singh Budgam (Reportedly run over by a vehicle)
15.Rafiqa at Ompora Budgam
16.Showkat Ahmad Mir of JKLF at Budgam
17. Aqib Ahmed 17, Sarnal Islamabad.
Because of twisted ignorant people in India will one day dissolve the legacy of British India – Nehru’s India to it’s original form – a Sub Continent of a plethora of nations equal or larger than the nations in Europe.
Kashmir will never be forgotten, Kashmiris will never be silenced. Kashmiris will rise and stand upto your Brahman, Dravidian force.
You wish you were “us”, you wish you lokoed like us, you wish you had our history, you wish you belong with us. You dravidians and Brahmin Hindus were given some real ego boost under the British Imperial rule. Your inferiority complex will help bring you down and drive you to your own self destruction, your own implosion.
From Kashmir, Himanchal and Arunchal Pardesh down the red corridor, Assam and Seven Sister states into Andhra Pardesh and Tamil Telangu lands..a revolution will implode India from within.
Where will you Brahmans hide? Stop deluding yourselves and stop your lying and accept the situation in kashmir. resolve Kashmir and resolve India, leaving Kashmir unresolved and risk “everything”.