Youm-e-Istehsal: Timeline of Indian atrocities in the occupied Kashmir

Pakistan is observing the “Youm-e-Istehsal” express solidarity with the people of Indian illegally occupied Kashmir on the first anniversary of the revocation of article 370 from the valley, which previously granted special status to the disputed region.

27 Jul 19

India rushes in thousands of troops on the false claim that Hindu pilgrims face an immediate threat of a bomb attack.

2 Aug 19

The government publishes a notice asking all pilgrims, non-resident workers and tourists to leave the Kashmir valley immediately.

4 Aug 19

Thousands of Kashmiri politicians, including, part leaders of All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC), Farooq Abdullah and his son, of the National Conference and Mehbooba Mufti of the People’s Democratic Party, are put under house arrest or jailed.

5 Aug 19

India’s Home Minister, Amit Shah, introduces a controversial bill to strip Kashmir of its special constitutional status by abrogating Article 370 in Indian parliament.

6 Aug 19

The first civilian casualty since the abrogation of Article 370 is reported a 17-year-old Osaib Altaf

10 Aug 19

Al Jazeera reports thousands of Kashmiris take to the streets to protest the abrogation of Article 370.

12 Aug 19

India bans congregations for the Eid festival and closes all mosques.

15 Aug 19

A fact-finding report by Indian activists says the situation in Kashmir is anything but normal, debunking government claims of normalcy.

21 Aug 19

Resistance leaders in India-occupied Kashmir urge people to defy a ban and join a mass march after Friday prayers in the first such call since the Indian government revoked the Muslim-majority region’s autonomy.

24 Aug 19

An opposition party delegation led by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is stopped at Srinagar airport and sent back to Delhi.

24 Sep 19

The Women’s fact-finding mission presents report of its four-day sojourn in Kashmir. The report says 13,000 politicians and activists, including children, are detained by Indian security forces.

4 Oct 19

US Senator Chris Van Hollen is refused permission to visit Kashmir on his trip to India

31 Oct 19

The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act comes into effect, practically changing the special constitutional status of Indian-occupied Kashmir.

28 Dec 19

India removes the Kashmir Martyrs’ Day from its list of holidays.

7 Jan 20

Chief of Defense Staff Bipin Rawat says, India has de-radicalization camps in Kashmir in which children as young as 12 years old will be detained and gone through a ‘de-radicalization’ process.

2 Mar 20

The Indian Supreme Court refuses to extend the constitutional bench to 7 members for hearing the petitions by the civil society activists challenging the validity of abrogation of Article 370

1 Apr 20

Indian government introduces new domicile rules in pursuance of its agenda for demographic re-engineering, which provide a fast-track procedure for issuance of Kashmiri domicile certificates, within 15 days, to people from any part of India.

13 May 20

village in Budgam, Nasrullah Pora, is ransacked, civilians injured, women beaten and gun butts put in their mouths to keep them from screaming.

26 Jun 20

Since the notification of the Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure Rules) 2020, 25,000 Indians have been granted domicile certificates in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

4 August 20

Indian authorities have imposed a two-day curfew in Indian illegally occupied Kashmir, a day ahead of the first anniversary of India’s controversial decision to revoke the disputed region’s semi-autonomy.