IIOJK: Indian troops martyred 214 innocent Kashmiris in 2022

In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the year 2022 brought no respite for the Kashmiri victims of Indian state terrorism that claimed 214 more innocent lives, including one woman and five young boys.

According to a report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, on Sunday, 57 of the martyrs were killed in fake encounters and in custody.

APHC leader Altaf Ahmed Shah died in India’s infamous Tihar Jail. The authorities did not allow people to offer his funeral prayers.

The report said, the killing by the troops, paramilitary and police personnel rendered 13 women widowed and 35 children orphaned during the year. It said Indian forces destroyed 44 residential houses and structures.

The report pointed out 1,350 people, including Hurriyat and human rights activists and journalists added to the list of 4,000 already detained in different Indian jails under black laws, Public Safety Act and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. The authorities did not allow people to offer Friday prayers for 14 times at the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar.

The report said in the month of December 2022 alone, the troops martyred seven Kashmiris.

Meanwhile President of Peoples Democratic Party Mehbooba Mufti in a letter to Chief Justice of India, D Y Chandrachud raised the issue of worsening human rights situation in the occupied territory.

She said that basic rights in IIOJK have now become “luxuries” and “entitlements” bestowed upon only those who toe the Modi government’s line on political, social and religious matters.

In the letter Mehbooba Mufti She said that the trust deficit and alienation has further depended in the territory after the abrogation of Article 370.

APHC leaders Syed Bashir Andrabi, Muhammad Yasin Attai, Zamrooda Habib, Yasmeen Raja, Khawaja Firdous, Farida Behenji, Dr Musaib and Molvi Sajjad Nadvi in their statements in Srinagar emphasized the implementation of UN Security Council resolution passed on January 5, 1949, which states that the people of Kashmir would decide their political future through plebiscite on the basis of right to self-determination.

They said peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute was imperative for regional peace.

Source: Radio Pakistan