Crying over coffins of young sons, carrying the dead bodies of young brothers and waiting with teary eyes for their husbands to get free from Indian Army’s torture cells has become a usual thing in Jammu and Kashmir. “Over 500 including Hurriyet leaders, students facing PSA”.
According to a report Indian army in their anti-freedom operations, killed 95,238 Kashmiris, including 7,120 in custody, since January 1989 till date. The report said that the troops molested or disgraced 11,107 women and damaged 109,191 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 forces and police personnel slain 350 Kashmiris including PhD scholars, engineering students and Hurriyet leaders, 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 Fazal (24-year-old eng graduate), Syed Owais Shafi Shah (eng graduate ) , Aasif Ahmad Malik (28- year old B Tech engineer), THK leader, Mir Hafizulla, Muslim League leader, Tariq Ahmad Ganie, Hurriyet leader, Mohammad Yousuf Rather alias Yousuf Nadeem and THK leader, Hakim-ul-Rehman Sultani and arrested over 2,348 people including minor boys, youth, students, females and Hurriyet leaders and activists and put them in jails and in houses.
Resistance leaders including 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 have been detained in Delhi’s Tihar jail, while over five hundred people including 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 are languishing in several jails of Kashmir and in India under the black law, Public Safety Act.
The report maintained that the Indian Military deployed in Kashmir had kept the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai 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 and address public meetings.
The report said that after the extrajudicial killing of popular youth leader, Burhan Wani, on July 8, 2016, over 846 have been killed and more than 25,909 injured so far due to the firing of bullets, pellets, PAVA and teargas shells by Indian troops, paramilitary forces and police personnel on peaceful protesters and mourners. The eyesight of over 2,830 youth including girls has been partially damaged due to the pellet-firing by Indian forces’ personnel.
The Above report was Published on Kashmir Global ( An independent Journal in Kashmir) in December 2018. But human rights conditions became worst in 2019 when the Indian Army increased the use of Pallet guns. Which blinded hundreds of Kashmiri children and left brutal scars on their faces and bodies. Human rights watch reported a 200 per cent spike in human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir during the past 2 years and 2019 is the worst year for Kashmiri people.
At the beginning of August 2019, the Indian government revoked the article 35A and Article 370 and put the valley under curfew. All the cellular networks were cut off and the internet was blocked. Before taking this step Indian government has sent 200,000 extra soldiers of Indian Army in the Jammu and Kashmir to suppress any voice of freedom and human rights. They kicked out all the foreigners and international media reporters from the valley to make the world blind from their brutality. 4 weeks have been passed now, but people of Kashmir are still stranded in their homes, cut off from the rest of the world. The global community and human right’s activists are partially silent yet.