142 Kashmiris martyred in ten months: Kashmir Media Service report

A total of 142 Kashmiris have been martyred in the last ten months of Indian military siege since the abrogation of article 370 by Indian government.

According to a report released by Kashmir Media Service (KMS) 142 Kashmiris including four women have been martyred, while 1,300 have been seriously injured during the last 10 months due to use of brute force by Indian forces in order to suppress the public dissent against the abrogation of article 370 of the Indian constitution.

Furthermore, the report also highlighted that Indian forces have destroyed 910 houses, meanwhile 74 women have been reported of being molested by Indian troops.

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The report has also warned that Indian government intends to artificially change the demographics of the disputed valley from Muslim majority to a Hindu majority region.

“Taking advantage of COVID-19 lockdown, the Modi government promulgated domicile laws. Granting of domicile to over 300,000 Indians is part of its nefarious plan,” read the report.

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Highlighting the political victimization by Indian government, the report cited the fact that thousands of Hurriyat leaders, activists, politicians, journalists, lawyers and human rights defenders including APHC Chairman Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Aasiya Andrabi and several other Muslim leaders, journalists, teachers and intellectuals have been placed under illegal house arrests for several months.

In another report compiled by the research wing of KMS, the organization revealed that  897 children were among the 95,557 Kashmiris including women martyred by Indian troops between January 1, 1989 and June 4, 2020, whereas 107,790  have been orphaned due to Indian brutalities in the valley.

Prime Minister Imran Khan, on multiple occasions, has highlighted Indian atrocities in Kashmir, further citing the possibility of ‘false flag operation’ by Indian government in a bid to divert attention from its human rights violations in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.