India is using rape as a weapon of war in IOJK

India is using violence against Kashmiri women as a weapon of war in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

 A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, today, said that India was using violence against Kashmiri women including arrest, harassment and rape and molestation as a weapon of war to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing struggle for securing their inalienable right to self-determination.

The report said that Indian troops had molested 11,204 women since January 1989 till date. It said that brutal incidents of Kununposhpora mass rape and Shopian double rape and murder and rape and murder of Kathua minor girl were the glaring examples of Indian brutalities against women in the occupied territory.

The report pointed out that thousands of women are among 95,630 Kashmiris, martyred by the Indian military, paramilitary and police personnel since January 1989 till date. It maintained that the unabated Indian state terrorism had rendered 22,915 women widowed during the period.

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