INDIAN FORCES KILLED 95,238 KASHMIRIS SINCE JANUARY 1989: REPORT

02 June 2019

Over 500 including Hurriyet leaders, students facing PSA.  According to a report, Indian forces in their 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 Fazali (24-year-old eng graduate), Syed Oais 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 under house arrest.

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 different jails of Kashmir and in India under the black law, Public Safety Act.  The report maintained that the authoritieshad kept the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, MirwaizUmar 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. n

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