According the media reports, more than 8,000 Kashmiris have so far been arrested by the Indian occupation forces since August 05. Mostly young people have been arrested on daily basis. According to some media reports, nearly 4000 shopkeepers, businessmen, professionals, teachers, journalists, lawyers and political and social activists have been arrested. There is hardly an prominent political leader still outside the prison. All the political leaders and prominent young activists have been arrested.
The Indian forces raids homes at midnight and beats up and arrest young people. The young boys are not only severely tortured at police stations but also sexually assaulted. There is no room left to put more people in the prisons and police stations. Nearly two thousand people mostly youth have been arrested in last three days to stop Friday protests and planned march towards UN mission office.
The women and young girls have been raped and beaten up for putting up resistance. Indian forces continue to use rape and sexual violence as a weapon against Kashmiri women. Despite using the most barbaric and repressive methods and measures against Kashmiri people including women and young girls has failed to defeat the determination and will of resistance.
Indian forces are involved in gross violations of human rights and crimes against humanity. They are killing, injuring, arresting and raping the Kashmiri people on daily basis. Everyone knows this fact but no concrete step taken by the world powers to stop India from violating the international laws, conventions and human rights charter. The condemnation is not enough to stop Indian occupation forces from using brutal force.
Young people come out daily on the streets to defy the restrictions imposed by the Indian occupation forces. Indian forces are using tear gas, pellet guns and live bullets to violently repress the peaceful protestors. The Indian occupant forces have converted Kashmir into an open prison. The only weapon used by Kashmiri protestors is stones. At least 152 people have suffered injuries from tear gas and pellets in occupied Kashmir since Indian security forces this month launched a sweeping crackdown, data from the Himalayan region’s two main hospitals shows.
Hundreds have been injured by the Indian forces with brutal use of force. No data available to ascertain that how many people have so far received injuries. Only data available of two Sri Nagar hospitals gives us an idea that what is taking place. The data is only for seriously injured people. Data showed 152 people reported to Srinagar’s Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences and Shri Maharaj Hari Singh with injuries from pellet shots and tear gas fire between August 5 and August 21.
India has not yet provided any figures of the injured in the sporadic protests. More than 90,000 have died since an armed revolt broke out in 1989.
A local official in Kashmir, however, said the number of injured was probably higher than the figures from the two hospitals. Many of those who were discharged within hours do not feature in their list, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, while others, with wounds treated at smaller hospitals, remain unaccounted for.
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16 November, 2019