শুক্রবার, ১৮ অক্টোবর, ২০১৯
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Indian troops are torturing Kashmir
International Desk :
Published : Friday, 30 August, 2019 at 5:40 PM
Indian troops are torturing KashmirIt has long been alleged that the Indian army has been subjected to gruesome torture on the residents of the state after the Modi government canceled the special status of Kashmir from the constitution. The BBC has found the truth of the allegations. The news media released several illustrated reports and videos quoting eyewitnesses on Friday.
BBC correspondent spoke to residents of multiple villages in Kashmir Villagers complain that the soldiers beat them with sticks and sticks. Even many have been given electric shock. They even showed the correspondent their body wounds.
However, as always, the allegations are 'baseless and not credible'.
The Modi government on August 3 announced the abolition of Article 5, which gave special powers to Kashmir. Kashmir has been virtually isolated from the world for more than three weeks since then.
The Indian government has deployed additional troops after the cancellation of special status over the Kashmir region, considered to be one of the areas where most of the world's military members are located. More than 5,000 people, including political leaders, businessmen, activists have been arrested in Kashmir. Many of them have been transferred to prisons outside the state.
Authorities say these steps are only meant to ensure the safety of the people of the state and to control the law and order situation.
For the past three decades, the Indian army has been fighting against the so-called armed militancy in Kashmir. India alleges Pakistan helps militants in the region. However, Pakistan has always denied the allegations of controlling a part of Kashmir.
People from different parts of India have welcomed the decision to abolish Article 5. The Indian media has also praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'bold' decision. However, India has faced criticism from all over the world over withdrawal of special measures from Kashmir and extreme human rights abuses there. The US State Department also raised questions on Thursday.
Recently BBC correspondent Samir Hashmi visited at least six villages in south Kashmir, which in the past few years were considered one of the centers of the rise of anti-Indian armed militancy. Reporters can find similar statements of torture from all the residents of those villages.
Doctors and health officials in those areas refused to speak to reporters. The villagers, however, showed the body of the correspondent, claiming that they were tortured by the security guards.
Kashmir residents are fleeing from the hands of soldiers
Residents of a village complained that the army had launched a search of houses after the announcement of the abolition of Article 4 in the Parliament of India.
Two residents of a village, who have two brothers, told reporters that the members of the army were forced out of their homes on the same day and stand together with some other villagers. Like the others, the two brothers did not want to reveal themselves.
One of those two brothers told the BBC, "They beat us very hard. We ask them - what have we done? But they didn't listen to us or say anything. They just keep killing us. '
'They hit every part of my body. They kick us, sticks and kills them, they also give electric shocks. At one stage of torture, when we become unconscious, electric shock brings our knowledge back. When we were screaming with a stick, mud filled our mouths to shut our mouths. '
'We keep telling them that we are innocent. Ask them why they are torturing us? But they didn't listen to any of these things. At one point in the torture, tell them that don't kill us, rather shoot it. I ask the Creator to take us out of this world. "
Another youth from the village said that the army personnel repeatedly pressed him to say the names of those who stoned him among the teenagers and the youth.
Over the past few years, these young men and teenagers have long established themselves as an icon of the protests of ordinary people in Kashmir.
The young man told members of the army that he did not know their names. The army members then ordered him to take off his glasses, shoes and clothes.
'After unlocking my clothes, they brutally beat me with iron rods and sticks, for about two hours. Whenever I was unconscious, they used electric shock to return my knowledge. If they do that to me again, I will somehow prevent it. I will take up arms if necessary. '
The young man says the soldiers warned him that if someone participates in some kind of protest in the village, their consequences will be the same.
People in the village think the army members have been tortured as if the villagers were afraid to participate in any kind of protest.
In a statement to the BBC, the Indian Army said they had "not coerced any citizen on the charges" brought against them.
Indian Army spokesman Colonel Aman Anand said, "We have not received any specific allegations like this. These allegations are made from a hostile attitude. '
Claiming that steps have been taken to ensure the safety of civilians, the spokesman added that the army did not take these steps.



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