Media Reports Draw Light To ‘Brutal Torture’ by Indian Army in Kashmir
International media organisations have released reports which shed light on security forces’ use of violence, often without any reason at all, on Kashmiris in the aftermath of Delhi’s August 5 decision to take away Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.
The reports, most recently by The Associated Press and earlier by BBC, carry accounts by residents who have allegedly come in the face of brutal torture by Indian forces. In several accounts, the victims would allegedly be administered electric shocks whenever they would fall unconscious after a round of relentless beatings.
Photographs accompany the AP and BBC reports, showing harrowing bruises sustained on the legs and backs of men who allegedly came in the way of the Army and paramilitary forces’ beatings. The forces also allegedly subjected residents to degrading and humiliating punishments, destroyed their stocks of food and issued threats to the women, in addition to allegedly arresting thousands of men. Most of these human rights abuses were reported to have taken place in the night.…
- Kashmiris Allege Night Terror by Indian Troops in Crackdown (Sep 10, 2019, New York Times)
- Nearly 300 from Valley detained in UP jails: Separate barracks, families wait (Sep 12, 2019, Indian Express)
- CRPF’s Kashmir-based helpline got over 34,000 distress calls post abrogation of Art 370 provisions (Sep 10, 2019, Times of India)
- Day of ‘hell’ for journalist in Srinagar (Sep 9, 2019, The Telegraph)