Indian troops killed 94,136 Kashmiris since Jan 1989

Islamabad, December 10, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their unabated acts of state terrorism martyred 94,136 innocent Kashmiris, including 7,026 in custody since January 1989 till date.

A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of the World Human Rights Day, today, revealed that these killings rendered 22,788 women widowed and 107,500 children orphaned.

The report said that the troops molested or disgraced 10,129 women and damaged 106,023 structures. It maintained that the Indian troops and police subjected over 8,000 people to custodial disappearance during the last 25 years.

On the other hand, the authorities put the APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest to prevent him from participating in the activities, scheduled to be held in connection with the World Human Rights Day in the territory, today.

Later, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement drew the world human rights organizations’ attention towards the use of dictatorial tactics in the name of democracy and usurpation of people’s rights by India in the occupied territory.

On the other hand, a peaceful protest demonstration, led by senior APHC leader Maulana Abbas Ansari was held in Srinagar after the authorities did not allow the Hurriyet to hold a scheduled seminar. An annual report on the human rights scenario in Kashmir was released by the Hurriyet. Indian police arrested APHC leader, Hakeem Abdur Rasheed and shifted him to Central Jail, Srinagar.

The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons held a protest demonstration at Pratap Park in Srinagar today. The objective of the protest was to draw the attention of the international community towards the continued human rights violations by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir. The International Forum for Peace and Justice took out a rally in Muzaffarabad to mark the Rights Day, today.

Liberation leaders, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and Mohammad Yasin Malik in their statements from jails sought the intervention by the United Nations to resolve the Kashmir dispute for peace in the world.

Hurriyet leaders Zafar Akbar Butt, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, Zamrooda Habib, Yasmeen Raja, Fareeda Behanji, Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo, Mehmood Ahmad Saghar and Voice of Victims in their statements said that the continued denial of right to self-determination to the people of Kashmir was the biggest human rights violation by India.

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