In occupied Kashmir,
unrelenting military siege and crippling lockdown imposed by Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government on August 05, last year.
A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, today, said
that the life of Kashmiris had made living hell since India illegally revoked special status of occupied Kashmir on August05,2019.
It said that move had aimed at snatching away identity of Kashmiris through changing Muslim-majority status of occupied territory.
The report revealed that Indian troops martyred 142 Kashmiris including 4 women during the period.
It said that at least 1,300 people had critically injured due to the use of brute force including firing of bullets, pellets and teargas shells by Indian military, paramilitary and police personnel on peaceful demonstrators.
The report said that the troops damaged over 910 houses and molested 74 women during cordon and search operations across the occupied territory in the period.
“Thousands of Hurriyat leaders, activists, politicians, journalists, lawyers and human rights defenders including APHC Chairman Syed Ali Gilani, and businessman, Zahoor Watali continued to remain under house arrest or in different jails of occupied Kashmir and India for the past several months,” it said.
The report pointed out that India is carrying out genocide of the Kashmiri youth particularly, after August 05, last year,
and destruction of houses and harassment of residents has become a norm in occupied Kashmir.
It said, Modi regime wants to change the Muslim majority status of occupied Kashmir.
“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,” it added.
The report said that military siege had multiplied the sufferings of the Kashmiris amid the outbreak of coronavirus as Indian troops had intensified their brutalities including killings, arrests, torture and destruction of residential houses.
It added that the unrelenting lockdown had destroyed the economy of occupied Kashmir which had suffered losses of billions.
It deplored that press freedom has under a threat in occupied Kashmir where journalists have detained, harassed and face charges.
The report said that the inhuman lockdown had aimed at breaking the resolve of Kashmiris.
However, it maintained that the worst kind of siege for months together has failed to subdue the freedom sentiment of the Kashmiri people and they are determined to keep fighting for their rights, including the right to self-determination.
The report maintained that India’s for brutal actions in the occupied territory are a serious challenge for the international community,
which must hold force New Delhi to settle the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations and the relevant UN resolutions.